Girls Trip is a jour­ney of out­ra­geous fun

Tweed Daily News - - PULSE -

WHEN the trailer fea­tures Jada Pin­kett Smith ex­plo­sively pee­ing while sus­pended by harness in the air over rev­ellers on New Or­leans’ busy Bour­bon St, you should have a pretty clear idea of what you’re in for.

Tak­ing the age-old for­mula of al­most-mid­dle-aged col­lege besties re­unit­ing for a week­end of par­ty­ing, Girls Trip ramps it up a notch by say­ing, un­apolo­get­i­cally, women can do this bet­ter than men. Ryan (Regina Hall), a lauded au­thor and me­dia per­son­al­ity, is in­vited to be the key­note speaker at the an­nual Essence Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, a “cel­e­bra­tion of

black wom­an­hood”.

Ryan de­cides to gather her friends, the Flossy Posse, for a week­end of de­bauch­ery and bond­ing.

It’s been years since ev­ery­one was to­gether and not every friend­ship is on solid ground, es­pe­cially Ryan and gos­sip blog­ger Sasha (Queen Lat­i­fah).

Round­ing out the crew are Lisa (Pin­kett Smith), a di­vorced mum-of-two who’s for­got­ten how to let loose, and Dina (Tif­fany Had­dish).

The dy­nam­ics are be­liev­able, es­pe­cially the strained friend­ship be­tween Ryan and Sasha and how not com­mu­ni­cat­ing can tear peo­ple apart.its cen­tral mes­sage is one of dig­nity. Yes, the movie with the ab­sinthe-fu­elled hal­lu­cino­genic trip is about self-re­spect. It’s not what you ex­pected but it was cer­tainly wel­comed.

PHOTO: MICHELE K. SHORT

HOLD ON: Regina Hall, Tif­fany Had­dish, Jada Pin­kett Smith and Queen Lat­i­fah in Girls Trip.

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