GIRLS TRIP (MA15+)
WHAT HAPPENS IN NEW ORLEANS ... STAYS THE DISTANCE, US, 121 MIN Rest assured you won’t be forgetting what happens in Girls Trip any time soon. More importantly, it is funny. Very, very funny at times. The set-up is standard let’sget-the-old-gang-together-for-the-weekend fare: a quartet of former college BFFs known as The Flossy Posse reconvene at a New Orleans music festival. Ryan (Regina Hall) is now a next-gen Oprah-style media star. Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) is a straitlaced single mum. Sasha (Queen Latifah) is a low-level gossip blogger. And then there’s Dina (an incredible breakout performance by Tiffany Haddish), a lusty, gusty whirlwind. What follows is an earthy, provocative, graphic and undeniably amusing raunchfest which gives The Hangover a run for its money in its best (and bluest) scenes.