Thanks to Universal Pictures we had an opportunity to see ‘Girls Trip’ before its cinematic release. This is our review of the film, but – as usual – no matter what we say, we recommend that you still go to your local cinema and see the film because there is no better critic than yourself!
College friends Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) or better known as ‘The Flossy Posse’ find themselves reunited after many years and go on a wild trip to New Orleans.
Ryan, who is a famous for her book ‘You Can Have It All’ claims she can balance her marriage with NFL superstar Stewart Pierce (Mike Colter AKA Luke Cage) and her busy career. The power couple is invited to do a speech at The Essence Festival in the Big Easy were the Flossy Posse is invited for a weekend of girls get-together with everything paid for. Suffice to say that a crazy weekend is about to take place.
‘Girls Trip’ is a complete success. The film doesn’t have the most original plot, but the election of an excellent cast that radiates their chemistry on the screen and the over-the-top notch raunchy comedy with fast dialogue and nasty scenes are the key to its success.
The movie is all that Scarlett Johanson‘s ‘Rough Night’ should’ve been. This afro-american version is hilarious and touching, as the fundamentals of friendship are tested.
Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish are hysterical in their roles. They go from one extreme to the other with laughs and tears. However, hands up for the star of the film Tiffany Haddish who probably will reach a new level of fame with this performance. Wild Dina is by far the most inappropriate character seen in years and will keep you entertained throughout the film.
Celebrate the sisterhood watching ‘Girls Trip’. It’s a must-see. It might even be our favourite comedy of year.
In cinemas August 31