Girls Trip is a journey of outrageous fun
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
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.
HOLD ON: Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah in Girls Trip.