Starring: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Mike Colter, Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh.
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Release date: 26th July 2017
Four girls meet in college and begin what will become a lifelong friendship. They give themselves the name, ‘Flossy Posse’ and are extremely close, but time passes and they drift apart.. 20 years pass and they are all in very different places; Ryan is an accomplished author and celebrity, Lisa has two young children and lives with her mother, Dina is loud and lewd and has no real filter, and Sasha is working as an online blogger, who posts gossip about various celebrities. Ryan is chosen, with her business partner/ husband, Stewart to be a speaker at the annual ‘Essence Festival’, which is being held in New Orleans and so the Flossy Posse re-unites for a weekend of mayhem and bonding. Can the girls put their differences aside and have the great weekend that they all want and need or will tempers flare and events take a turn for the ridiculous?
Buddy movies seem to be all the rage these days, and ‘Girls Trip’ is definitely one for those that are not easily offended. It’s a story of friendship, and the lengths friends will go to to help the ones they love. The four girls have 20 years of friendship behind them, but this doesn’t stop them from having some serious bust-ups. Loyalty is called into question on a number of occasions and their friendships are tested to breaking point.
It’s definitely a movie to go to with a bunch of your mates for a night out and *definitely* not one to take your parents along to. The humour is very crude at times and there’s a lot of swearing throughout the movie, which I guess could offend a small demographic, but in this day and age it’s not really that unexpected.
If you like your films raucous, and with crude humour then you’ll probably love this. When I heard the premise of the movie, I really wasn’t sure what to expect but I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. There are a few cringey moments, where you’re like, ‘Ooooh nooo!’ i.e. the bit on the zip line and also a scene featuring a grapefruit and a banana. I’ll say no more about that. It has to be seen to be believed really.
At its heart it’s a movie about the friendship between four women and the very close bond they have. It’s about looking out for your mates and also the way friendships can change over a long period of time, but ultimately you’re there for each other through thick and thin.