The film’s main stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish all got to shine in their respective roles. However, as everyone has been saying, it is indeed Haddish who absolutely stole the show with her loyal and rather ‘out there’ character – thanks no doubt to her impressive comic timing/delivery.
Girls Trip features a healthy amount of outrageous fun to keep you engaged. As hilarious as it all was, what I loved most about this movie is the way the story of love and general sisterhood between the four friends is handled. A sisterhood enriched with a certain level of realism that I wasn’t expecting; particularly in regards to the relationship between Latifah and Hall’s characters.
I liked that New Orleans was the setting for this story, if only because it reminded me that I need to make it to that place one day. The setting and the music also had me thinking of Chef (2014), a movie I love and recommend, not just because part of it is also set in New Orleans.
Watch Girls Trip because there’s truth in all the positive feedback.
Girls Trip is the latest movie from Malcolm D. Lee; writer and director of two good movies The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013).
Starring Jada Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip is the story of a road trip with four childhood best friends where, (according to the original Rotten Tomatoes’ synopsis) at some point a betrayal is revealed.
Now that there may not be a betrayal story after all, I’m still looking forward to finding out just how different this will be compared to The Best Man.
Whatever the similarities and differences, I’m sure that Girls Trip will be good because The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013)were very well done.