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Movie review: Girls Trip

Hollywood has been criticised for the lack of diversity in their films especially when it comes to the representation of black women. So when we saw the new film “Girls Trip”, we thought maybe they’ve heed the call.

The movie, Girls Trip is about best friends played by four strong black women and its premiere in South Africa is on the fourth of August, coincide with Women’s Month. This means you can get together with your girls to watch this fun, thrilling film as part of your Women’s Month celebration.

Girls Trip is about four best friends Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) who reunite for a girl’s trip after years of not being part of each other’s lives.

Ryan (Regina Hall) has it all, or at least that’s what the title of her bestselling book claims, and that is how it looks like from the outside but her finely crafted life with her husband, Stewart (Mike Colter), is not all that perfect. When Ryan gets an opportunity to go promote her bestseller book in New Orleans for a weekend during the Essence Festival, she thought it would be best to reconnect with the Flossy Posse, the lifelong friends she’s gradually drifted away from. The weekend of fun and awakening begins with her friends, Sasha (Queen Latifah), a celebrity gossip blogger hiding her failing career; Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), a no life single mother; and a recently fired Dina (Tiffany Haddish), who causes trouble wherever she goes.

The four women, takes the opportunity to bring the Flossy Posse back to life each with slightly differing intentions. All strained with their everyday life they reconnect to let loose but their friendship is tested along the way.

The film also has a long list of celebrity cameos such as Ne-Yo, Mike Epps, Mariah Carey and Morris Chestnut all cropping up.

Dina (Tiffany Haddish) adds that comic element in the film. Her vulgar mouth and strong personality puts the ladies in trouble throughout the weekend. The friends are forced to keep Ryan’s secret but when it reaches the media their friendship is being tested and it’s almost the end of the Flossy Posse.

Although the movie might have a familiar storyline there’s a refreshing focus on female friendship over romance. It shows the importance of career and women power.

Girls Trip is released in SA cinemas on 04 August 2017.