Four gal pals (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Queen Latifah) decide they need to take a vacation together after five years apart, and head to New Orleans to have a wild time at the Essence Festival. There, they party hard while confronting their personal issues and romantic dilemmas. Larenz Tate, Kofi Siriboe, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, and Deborah Ayorinde co-star. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man).~Jack Rodgers
Deleted scenes with commentary by director Malcolm D. Lee
"Girls Trip" is another "women can be raunchy too" comedy, that is both entertaining and wild. Very funny, great script, exceptional chemistry among all the stars. Often this doesn't come thru but all actors (male & female)represented very well.
Girls Trip, is sure to draw comparisons to Rough Night from naysayers, and while their general premise is the same (friends from college reuniting), the similarities end there. The comedy genre can be a hit or miss most of the time. What one person may find funny, the next person may not, which is why comedy is layered and the R rated comedy will always be a mainstay. Girls Trip has achieved what previously R-rated comedies released this year failed to do, and that is stick with its audience long after the credits roll.
Four female friends, known as the “Flossy Posse,” reunite for a wild weekend at the Essence Festival. Regina Hall plays Ryan Pierce, a self-help author and leader of the group who while successful has a philandering husband, played with just the right amount of dogism by Mike Colter, of Luke Cage fame. The rest of the ladies, Sasha (Queen Latifah), Dina (Tiffany Haddish in a breakout performance) and Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) each have their share of problems as well. Sasha is having financial trouble, Dina just got fired from her job, and Lisa is a divorcee of two years who has forgotten how to have fun. Despite their problems, it doesn’t stop them from reuniting to support Lisa, who happens to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Festival.
The script written by Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver who previously collaborated on Barbershop: The Next Cut, gives each lady a chance to shine, which can sometimes be rare in an ensemble comedy. I spent the majority of the movie laughing out loud, as the jokes came at a rapid pace. It’s always refreshing to see a comedy where ALL of the good jokes aren’t in the trailer, and that is the case with Girls Trip.
Director Malcolm D. Lee once again shows he can effectively juggle four successful African American friends on screen, as he did with the males in The Best Man movies. The strength of Girls Trip is in the film’s heart and the chemistry between the leads and the male characters aren’t underwritten or wasted either. Memorable supporting work comes in the form of Larenz Tate, a friend of the women from college, and Malik (Kofi Siriboe) who serves as a love interest for Lisa.
While the film’s two-hour running time may turn off some viewers, I never found myself bored with the movie. No matter what your ethnic background is, you will find something you can relate to in Girls Trip. With meme ready jokes, memorable one liners, and cameos galore (including one from my favorite music group), the film is easily the most fun I’ve had at the movies this summer and one of my top films of the year
This is another great movie to add to your collection. Plus I love Tiffany Haddish as an actor. She is truly herself in any role.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.
Loved, loved, loved this movie. Why? Writing and acting was superb; the women remained the main characters throughout with strong male supporting actors. Though truly all women leads are perfect for their role, Tiffany Haddish stretched humor from the female gaze to new heights. Scene after scene she consistently surprised us with a comedic truth resulting in a long belly laugh. The script and actresses weren't afraid to go where most comedy for women would never dare go. Then, as sappy as cliches can get, Regina Halls' final and poignant speech did indeed challenge me to examine my own level of personal authenticit
This movie is hilarious and covers several life issues. It does have a lot of crude humor. When the package arrived, the blu ray disc had a chunk missing from it, but the regular dvd was fine. Buyer beware if having it delivered.
Truth be told, this was a must purchase for and by my Wife. Not that I’m a fan of comedy, just not into what I considered to be a girlie movie based upon the cast of actresses.
Duh!! I was dead wrong on this, this movie was hilarious, funnier than I could have ever imagined, l haven’t laughed so hard in a long time watching a comedy. It really was done creatively, a little life lesson on keeping it real, trusting and believing in your peeps.
My hat off to the Directors and Producers, as well as the All Star Cast of well rounded artists that are at the top of their game in what they do.
Purchase this movie, you won’t regret it!