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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Series Review: Girls Trip is worth the ride

Girls Trip cover art
Girls Trip cover art

Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Release date: 21st July 2017

Starring: Jada Pinkett Smith, QueenLatifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh

Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee

Release date: July 21

Ryan Pierce is a celebrated author who seems to have it all. At least that is what she lets on. When Ryan is invited to speak at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, she decides to use the opportunity to have a girls’ bonding trip since she and her girlfriends have started to drift apart.

The Flossy Posse, as they call themselves, is a group of four women, each with her own personal struggles. Ryan knows that her husband is cheating but she is determined to maintain her perfect image. Sasha is a celebrity gossip blogger, whose website is slowly failing. Lisa is a single mother who has technically given up on having a personal life because of her kids and work. And Dina is just a wrecking ball who hardly looks back at the messes she leaves in her wake.

The girls leave for New Orleans vowing to make the most out of the three days they have together, not only to bond but to just let loose and have fun once more, like they did in college. The film is such a good time! It offers 120 minutes of escape not just for the four leading ladies but for all of us.

The sisterhood between the cast is genuine, there are hilarious one-liners scattered throughout the movie, but the ludicrous moments are what keep us glued to the television.

And the ladies are not embarrassed to take it the extra mile, especially breakout star Tiffany Haddish. Haddish manages to keep the spotlight on herself as she brings to life her unapologetically racy character.

This Girls Trip is definitely one worth taking.

Star Rating: 5/5

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