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Girls Trip (2017)

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When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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Malcolm D. Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Hall ... Ryan Pierce
Queen Latifah ... Sasha Franklin
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Lisa Cooper
Tiffany Haddish ... Dina
Larenz Tate ... Julian Stevens
Mike Colter ... Stewart Pierce
Kate Walsh ... Elizabeth Davelli
Kofi Siriboe ... Malik
Lara Grice ... Bethany
Deborah Ayorinde ... Simone
Janeline Hayes ... Print Reporter (as Janeline Condez Hayes)
Wild Wayne Wild Wayne ... DJ (as Wayne 'Wild Wayne' Benjamin Jr.)
Sunny Hostin ... Sunny Hostin
Nick Mundy ... Tow Truck Driver
Ricky Wayne ... Ted
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Storyline

Four best friends, the "Flossy Posse", have grown distant over the years. When lifestyle guru Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall), who is dubbed "the next Oprah", is offered an opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she decides to bring along her friends to turn her work vacation into a girls' trip. Joining Ryan is Sasha (Queen Latifah), an ex-journalist from Time magazine who now owns a floundering gossip site and is struggling financially; Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), a nurse and uptight mom who has not had a boyfriend since her divorce years earlier; and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), a happy-go-lucky, impulsive party animal who was fired after assaulting a coworker shortly before the trip. While on the trip, Sasha is sent a tip that shows a picture of a black man's head kissing an Instagram model, presumed to be Ryan's husband Stewart. The friends are reluctant to tell Ryan, but when Dina spills the news, Ryan shocks them by telling them she is already ...

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, pervasive language, brief graphic nudity, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,201,920, 23 July 2017

Gross USA:

$115,171,585

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,552,359
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

First film produced, written, directed by and starring African-Americans to cross the $100-million mark. See more »

Goofs

When the girls inform Ryan of the news that her husband is expecting a baby with his mistress, we can see Queen Latifah's ponytail is long and down to her butt when she goes to answer the door for Stewart. However, later when Stewart and Ryan leave the room and join the girls in the lobby, we now see Queen Latifah's ponytail is significantly shorter. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Pierce: [Repeated] I am strong. I am powerful. I am beautiful.
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Connections

Referenced in Jimmy Kimmel Live!: John Goodman/Regina Hall/NCT 127 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Radioactive
Written by Anna Lunoe, Henry Allen, Cory Nitta
Performed by Anna Lunoe
Courtesy of OWSLA
By arrangement with Hidden Track Music
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Some screamingly funny moments, but loses momentum
22 July 2017 | by 2001ASOfanSee all my reviews

I love to laugh in a packed theater, and am very forgiving in my ratings of comedies overall because I think it's a lot tougher to make a truly funny comedic film than any other genre. Most importantly, then, "Girls Trip" does deliver some genuine gut-busting, hilarious moments, but, at over two hours long, it bogs down during some repetitive, too-similar gags, and especially during the more sentimental moments. Toward the end some of those scenes even feel tacked-on, and slow the pace waaaay down--and I was so pulled out of the film's momentum I even had time to notice the otherwise wonderful ensemble seemed to get kind of bored performing those sentimental scenes. It would've really benefited from, say, a 90-minute running time, likely resulting in a non-stop hoot of a film that still told the whole story effectively. Another problem with finally seeing the film after having seen multiple versions of trailers for the film over the past few months is one that bugs the heck out of me (but, of course, is the fault of the marketing department and trailer editor, not the film itself): many of the best scenes and punch lines were in the trailers, so viewers who've seen the trailers get a kind of "deja vu" feeling watching much of the film--because you've already seen and heard so many of the funniest moments and punchlines. Overall, though, I do absolutely recommend the film for fans of raunchy, R-rated comedies (especially if you haven't seen the trailers beforehand), and do recommend viewers see it in a packed theater if possible--it delivers enough of a good time that it's well worth your time and money, and it's a joy to see these actresses having so much fun--for most of the film's run time.


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