Girls Trip was the perfect bookend to my busy little weekend. It’s raunchy, irreverent, and the most I’ve laughed at the movies all year! I was obviously not the only person who thought so, it took the number two spot at the box office this weekend with a $30 million haul (biggest live-action comedy opening of 2017). The four leads have amazing chemistry and a star is born with the breakout performance of Tiffany Haddish (check out her hilarious interview on Jimmy Kimmel).
When Ryan Pierce (played by the hilarious Regina Hall…a personal favorite of mine btw) is invited to be a keynote speaker at the annual Essence Festival, she brings along three of her lifelong friends for a fun, unforgettable weekend in New Orleans. But none of the girls (maybe minus Haddish’s Dina) have it as together as they try to present on their fresh, pretty surfaces. With cheating husbands, empty bank accounts, and self-confidence issues, NOLA becomes the perfect place for these old pals to let loose (or “turned” as Kate Walsh’s annoyingly hilarious Elizabeth calls it). Jada Pinkett-Smith is terrific as Lisa, a single mother who worries about her kids needs and never about her own. The wonderful Queen Latifah plays Sasha, a journalist turned online gossip columnist. And Tiffany Haddish really brings the funny as the rowdy Dina.
If you wanna REALLY laugh at some funny, funny women, go see GIRLS TRIP. No, it’s not the best or most original comedy of all time, but these ladies make it work. They’ll have you wanting to join in on all the fun. I hope we’re all invited back!
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