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Entertainment > Movies > "Girls Trip"--a Movie Review

"Girls Trip"--a Movie Review

“Girls Trip”
is rated R, justifiably, for “crude and sexual content throughout, pervasive
language, brief graphic nudity and drug material”. After 30 minutes, watching that
women can be as stupid, crass and vulgar as men, I was ready to walk BUT I am
so glad I didn’t!

There is one
of the funniest scenes I have seen in a comedy in decades and without giving
too much away it involves Tiffany Haddish (as Dina,) half a grapefruit with the
end cut off and a hole in the middle plus a banana! Yes it is crude, sort of
adds to a stereotype about Black men but Haddish will be remembered for years just
as the scene in “There’s Something About Mary” with Cameron Diaz and ‘hair gel’.

On the other
hand there is a urination scene that puts any men have done on film to shame and
debases the women and then repeat it even though it is so fake.

The main
thing going for “Girls Trip” is the feeling you get that the 4 leads; Haddish,
Regina Hall (Ryan), Queen Latifah (Sasha) and Jada Pinkett Smith (Lisa) have
truly been friends since high school and all have problems to be dealt with
which they eventually do. Regarding the latter there is a touching scene that
eventually got the Black women in the audience to cheer, shout at the screen
and laugh.

For each
woman there is a man with the pairing of Lisa and Malik (Kofi Siriboe) with the
latter, unknowingly, responsible for the grapefruit scene and demonstrating it,
against his will, in a later scene while very successful Ryan is married to
very successful hunky looking guy, Stewart, (Mike Colter) though Sasha’s ‘man’
happens to be a lamp---sorry, you will have to see it—while Dina will go after
any male who is breathing! Julian (Larenz Tate) is a guy who has been friends
with the women since childhood and, obviously, is in love with Ryan.

While there
are many cameos including Common, Sean Combs, Mike Epps among them, both Deborah
Ayorinde as the fierce ‘other woman’ and Kate Walsh, as a stereotyped White
woman, stand out.

Yes the
ladies get drunk, take a ‘trip’ on 200-year-old absinthe, do and say absurd, ‘dirty’
things, have a dance-off concentrating on the booties and breasts but you just
know the actresses are having fun showing actors how to do it!

I must add
having a large group of Black women in the audience added to enjoying the movie
though I must add I observed a Black man with his wife(?) was not enjoying
himself one bit!

I would say
you could miss the first 30 minutes of this 2 hour and 2 minute movie but I don’t
remember at what point the grapefruit scene takes place and you shouldn’t miss
that scene as crude and gross as it may be.

“Girls Trip”
is a movie to relax, laugh, enjoy and watch how women can be there for each
other unlike men.

“Girls Trip
movie trailer”

posted on July 24, 2017 4:01 PM ()


I've seen a lot movies that are redeemed by a single scene.
comment by troutbend on July 24, 2017 6:43 PM ()
As soon as they got through with the set up and hit that grapefruit scene the movie took off from there!
reply by greatmartin on July 24, 2017 8:49 PM ()

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