Kim here – half of 2 Girls Who Travel. This weekend I spent some quality time with my Love.Work.Repeat. family for a Girls Night Out at the Movies. And what better movie to gather all the ladies at than the much anticipated “Girls Trip?”
“Girls Trip” raked in a whopping $30.4 million; the biggest opening weekend for a live-action comedy in 2017.
The film follows Regina Hall (Ryan), Queen Latifah (Sasha), Jada Pinkett Smith (Lisa) and Tiffany Haddish (Dina), who in all, make up the “The Flossy Posse,” former college roommates who have drifted apart over the years and plan a trip to Essence Fest to reconnect.
According to the film’s director Malcolm D. Lee, Essence was the best place to set the movie because it’s “the only festival in the world that celebrates black women.”
I totally agree. The Crescent City is an awesome girls getaway and during Essence Fest, it’s an amazing, nonstop, good time. Rather than give away all the spoilers, just know that this movie was a laugh a minute and the new girl on the block, comedian Tiffany Haddish, steals the show as that crazy, ride-or-die girlfriend who has your back.
*When you go with your girls, you all will inevitably be trying to figure out which girlfriend embodies which character from the movie on your girls’ trips.
The all-star cast also has some awesome star-power and cameos: Larenz Tate, Morris Chestnut and Mike Epps, not to mention the musical guests – Puff Daddy, Ne-Yo, Mariah Carey and many more.
African American movies, and more specifically, African American women movies don’t usually have high expectations as far as Hollywood is concerned. So the early success of “Girls Trip” has turned some heads!
So gather all your girlfriends and support director, Malcolm D. Lee (“The Best Man,” “The Best Man Holiday,” “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins”) and Producer Will Packer (“Think Like a Man,” “Stomp the Yard,” “Ride Along”).
I had an awesome time with my girls. You will too!