"Girls Trip" Mixes Raunchy and Empowerment Perfectly

From Jada worrying that Haddish's rental auto without tinted windows might be unsafe (Haddish: "You're from Baltimore, bitch") to Will mulling over the idea of buying his own swamp (Haddish: "You're gonna buy a whole ecosystem?!"), her story of cruising around New Orleans with two of the most famous people in the world is a perfectly administered dose of ridiculousness that shows why Haddish should come out of Girls Trip a star.

Movies such as Girls Trip challenge the confines of the ways women are allowed to be funny-especially Black women. Girls Trip is more inclined to use the quieter moments for its belabored dramatic side, as problems in Ryan's marriage become more visible to the rest of the Flossy Posse. It would require a really fresh take on the friend night out film and while there are more than a few positive words which could be said about Girls Trip, "fresh" is not one of them.

"People are ready to see women in movies like this", Smith said. There's Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), a flawless wife and mother turned single mom; Sasha (Queen Latifah), a journalist turned broke gossip blogger; and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), a raucous party girl who's recently lost her job, not that she seems to realize or care. Last year, female protagonists reached an all-time high but still only fronted 29% of the top 100 films, and recent hits like Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman have shown, yet again, that audiences are eager for a more level playing field. "We really wanted to show that there's a lot of love and support and connection between us". Girls Trip is smart, sweet, absolutely filthy and steadfastly comforting. The festival, which promotes sisterhood and solidarity, serves as the flawless setting for the four women to absorb new experiences, meet new people and make new memories. She's turned her life into a brand by selling other women on the idea that they can have it all, too, but now she's not so sure. Ultimately, the film establishes exactly why nothing else matters when maintaining their sisterhood is the only thing that does. "And you know, we're just not quitters". "That we're not always arguing and screaming over a man", Hall said.

That fact leads to Dina going into beast mode when she sees Stewart in the high-class hotel in which they would have been staying. You will find out here. "We get so caught up in what we look like, or this image thing. The amusing thing about relationships is that it has stages", talking about the current stage of her marriage. "Forget that, just be you!" Jada certainly enjoyed her time making the flick, though one of her favourite memories of the experience has to be the public swamp tour that Tiffany convinced the star and her actor husband Will Smith to join her on.

Enjoyment turns out to be contagious in "Girls Trip", which consistently manages to rework and even reinvigorate some severely worn-out conceits, setups and character types, mostly by complicating gender roles with class issues.

Speaking to NBC's Megyn Kelly, she said: "That's what marriage is about; it's work". "We are enlightening and encouraging and helping each other evolve every day".

  • Kyle Peterson