Movie Review-Girls Trip

Girls Trip could be the surprise hit of the summer. Although it'll attract groups of girlfriends who are looking to bond with each other over the movie; this is not just a "chick flick." It has something to see for everyone except small kids (it's a raunchy R rated comedy). Mostly, Girls Trip is just a funny, funny movie. You may even have to see it more than once because you can easily miss some of the dialogue while the audience is howling at the last outrageous scene in the movie.

The movie is about four girlfriends, Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinket Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), who haven't seen each other in five years. Ryan is the most successful of the former college classmates. She plays a motivational speaker and author, who has a perfect life with her former football player husband and who has been labeled as "The Next Oprah". However, things are not as "perfect" in Ryan's life as they may seem. When she gets an invitation to be the keynote speaker at Essence Fest she invites her group of girlfriends, The Flossee Posse, to join her in The Big Easy. Once they hit New Orleans their antics will make you blush. The lesser known actress of the group, Tiffany Hadish, is the most over the top character of the four. She's the glue that holds this movie together.

The movie is also a heart warming story about long term friends who always have your back. The ladies may fuss and fight but in the end they are always down for each other and even though they are all at different levels of success in their lives, they are all equals as friends. That is what the movie Girls Trip is truly about. Friends who you can depend on.

The movie is directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Spike's cousin, who also wrote and directed "The Best Man" movies. He's a skilled story teller with a keen eye for characters who represent African American life. Trust me, you will see yourself or one of your friends in the characters in this movie.

Girls Trip is an inviting movie for all females and their girfriends. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll come out of the theater with a better appreciation of your "possee" than you had when you went in. On my "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" this movie is a JUMBO!

Hollywood Hernandez

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