Directed By: Malcolm D. Lee
Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, et. al.
When four estranged friends reunite for a weekend trip to New Orleans during the Essence Festival, they rediscover their old wild ways, and attempt to strengthen their failing friendships. Also on the trip, they discover new love, and find out that their lives and the lives of their friends aren’t as perfect as they seem.
Girls Trip is one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. The comedy tends to shift between physical, situational, and actual jokes. Everyone handles the comedy well, and the actresses who play the four main characters have a decent chemistry. Tiffany Haddish definitely stands out, though. She has great comic timing, and manages to pull off some of the more outrageous comedic moments. There are a couple moments of bathroom humor, but the movie manages to avoid it for the most part. There’s also a little drama added in, and it works well for the storyline, with the more emotional, dramatic moments evening out the general, overall humor used.
There are no obvious special effects in the movie, with the most noticeable instances used in a couple of concert scenes, with the rest used as background filler.
Anyone looking for a laugh should like Girls Trip. The story is incredibly well done, and the actors all work well together. It doesn’t require much attention to follow the storyline, but it should hold your attention anyway.
Girls Trip is not available to stream anywhere at the moment, but it can be rented from Redbox or Netflix home delivery service, or purchased from a participating store or on-line retailer.
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