Girls Trip: Pissing In The Street

Girls Trip is a comedy film directed by Malcom D. Lee. The plot sees four friends reunite for a trip to New Orleans, whilst there sparks fly, and friendships are tested.

The core group of actors have a strong on-screen chemistry, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith all have great banter between them. If I had to pick a personal favourite character it would probably be Smith’s Lisa, I enjoyed her timid begining which quickly gave way into a wild party animal; I also thought she had all the best jokes. Sadly, Tiffany Haddish stood out as a weak link and didn’t quite sell the emotion and the drama as the other characters did, her character Dina seemed fairly one note.

The plot was fairly predictable and standard, you will have seen plenty of other films just like this; it is nothing new. That said, I thought it was quite wholesome to watch and I enjoyed its friendship focus, it reminded me of Like A Boss in a few of the ways it treated grown up friendship; though I think that film did it better.

The comedy was hit or miss for me, I only found myself actually laughing a few times, more often it was the odd smile here and there. Jokes like when Lisa broke her young lovers dick worked for me and made me laugh, but often I found the humour to be too safe and studio feeling, or too gross out; yes I am talking about the wee scene.

Overall, a nice watch that I didn’t find hugely funny or engaging, but for a one-off watch it was okay.

Pros.

The leads all have strong chemistry

Some of the jokes are funny

Cons.

Some of the jokes fall flat

Tiffany Haddish stands out for the wrong reasons

Very standard fare

2/5

Reviewed by Luke

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