Girls Trip is the MUST see movie of the summer. Not only did it have an amazing cast, but the comedy will have you falling out of your seat.
Girls Trip is about four college friends meeting up after five years to go the Essence Festival in New Orleans. The film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish. Alongside them, are male leads Larenz Tate and Queen Sugar’s, Kofi Siriboe. Ladies, if that’s not reason alone to go see this movie we don’t know what is. The movie premiered July 21st and has been a hit ever since. In the movie’s first weekend it’s grossed 34.7 million dollars, almost doubling its net budget.
The film received an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the site’s critics state,
“Girls Trip is the R-rated comedy that pushed boundaries to truly comedic effect and anchors its laughs in compelling characters brought to life by a brilliantly assembled cast”.
Hall plays “Ryan” the famous author with marital issues, Latifah plays “Sasha” a struggling gossip blogger, Pinkett Smith plays “Lisa” a recent divorcee who gets her groove back and then, there’s the film’s break-out star Tiffany Haddish, playing the no nonsense “Dina”. The film even plays on scene history when the girls enter a bar and Haddish’s character screams, “ok girls, let’s set it off!”, there’s a playful and knowing exchange between Latifah and Pinkett Smith. Lord, why Cleo why!
The two-hour long movie uses the bustling streets of New Orleans during the real Essence Festival to paint the background of the film and create ethnicity. The sexy men, the likeability of the characters, and the hilarious jokes makes Girls Trip a must see.