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Girls Trip (2017)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 2017 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Malcolm D. Lee

Writers:

Erica Rivinoja (story by), Kenya Barris (story by) | 3 more credits »
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12 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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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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You'll be glad you came

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,108,515, 12 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,651,938, 20 August 2017
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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With a relatively modest budget of $19 million, it's less than what co-star Jada Pinkett Smith's husband Will Smith receives on average for just one film appearance. See more »

Goofs

When the girls are approached on the street by one of Ryan's fans for a picture, a friend of the woman gives them drinks she was carrying and we see the three women each holding two drinks. However when she leaves, she's seen walking away with the drinks and the three women are back to holding only one drink. See more »

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Iyanla Vanzant: Sasha Franklin. Of Sasha's Secrets.
Sasha Franklin: Miss Vanzant, it is such an honor to even be in the same...
Iyanla Vanzant: So, so, come, missy, and let me holler at you for a minute.
Sasha Franklin: Okay
Iyanla Vanzant: Do you know who I am?
Sasha Franklin: Yeah. I just said...
Iyanla Vanzant: 'Cause either you don't know, or some strange affliction has altered the molecular structure of your brain. If you think that you can trash my name and reputation just to make a name for yourself, missy, that is not gonna turn out well for you.
Sasha Franklin: N-No. Look, I'm just the messenger. I thought you ...
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Soundtracks

Do Whatcha Wanna Pt. 2
Written by Philip Frazier, Kermit Ruffins and Keith Frazier
Performed by ReBirth Brass Band
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Haddish havoc
18 October 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall) has the perfect life. She married her nice college football player boyfriend Stewart. She wrote the book "You can have it all". The couple is on the verge of a big media deal to be the next cultural icon. She has drifted from her longtime friends "The Flossy Posse" and decides to bring them on her speaking trip to New Orleans. Sasha Franklin (Queen Latifah) has abandoned her journalistic dreams and is struggling as an internet gossip columnist. Lisa Cooper (Jada Pinkett Smith) has turned into a safe stay-at-home mom. Dina (Tiffany Haddish) is a wild crazy girl. Sasha gets a tip that Stewart has cheated on Ryan.

This could have been a standard black girls' wild out on their lives fitting into the BET rotation with countless others. It's elevated by a couple of factors. The first is the wild performance from Tiffany Haddish. She's a comedian working her craft and getting some notice as a supporting character in The Carmichael Show. She's the wildly inappropriate character every broad modern comedies need but she does it with a smile and an inner joy. She's half clueless and half callous. The fruit fellatio scene is hilarious. The second is the writing from Kenya Barris, Black-ish creator, and Tracy Oliver. This creates some compelling characters which these experienced actors are able to inhabit. It is a broad comedy with heart. It's got the gross-out, highly-inappropriate jokes which really works here. The actors bring a humanity to their roles. They are ready to come out and set it off.


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