“Girls Trip” may be rated R, but it’s also good-natured and funny-the kind I’ve admired about last year’s “Bad Moms.”
Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) were the girls of their ’90s group: the Flossy Posse. Ryan is a successful author, Sasha is a gossip columnist, Lisa is a nurse and a single mom, and Dina is a fowl-mouthed risk taker; all of whom go their separate ways because of their careers.
One day, Ryan’s personal assistant (Kate Walsh) informs her that she and her husband Stewart (Mike Colter) will be both be keynote speakers during the Essence Festival in New Orleans. It’s a perfect time to reunite the Flossy Posse.
The emotional side is Stewart having an affair with another woman (Deborah Ayorinde), and he and Ryan are struggling through counseling. And then, there is the would-be romance between her and old college friend Julian (Larenz Tate).
“Girls Trip” is very funny with the biggest laughs coming from Haddish’s vulgar character, and heartbreaking with Hall’s struggling marriage side. Too much fun can happen from time-to-time, leaving me to glare away from the screen, but Hall, Haddish, Smith, and Latifah all shine. There’s a plentiful amount of laughs, sweetness, crude and sexual humor, and fun going on.