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I'm sure Girls Trip will be called the "black Bridesmaids", as it certainly is that type of film and story. I'm not really a fan of raunchy comedies, but I AM a fan of heart, and Girls Trip has that in spades (I don't know why I'm making card puns). The humor is character-driven and the cast has great chemistry. I laughed a lot, but I was also touched, even if the plot's comedy mechanics were fairly standard. Much props to the four friends who made the movie click. My crush on Regina Hall was satiated by her being at the center of the story, a famous author at a crossroads in her career. Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah are extremely reliable as well. But it's Tiffany Haddish, who I didn't know, who was the principal revelation. These movies usually need a boorish, extreme character and she's it. Normally, that's not my favorite character, but I do love a good comedy ranter, and she really brings that to the table as well. The New Orleans location is well used too. Some say this is too long (at a touch over 2 hours), and I don't necessarily disagree, but this is a comedy about friendship, and to believe in that friendship, we've got to be able to get to know these characters, and drink in the atmosphere with them.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!