Girls Trip: The Female-Driven Comedy We Need

Girls Trip: The Female-Driven Comedy We Need

Girls Trips tells the story of four friends, Sasha (Queen Latifah), Ryan (Regina Hall), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) who embark on a trip to New Orleans to attend Essence Festival after years of not seeing each other. Their journey to New Orleans will reveal more about themselves and their friendship than they are prepared for but will change them forever.

Girls Trip is easily the most hilarious and entertaining film of the summer. Each character was so well-crafted to play off of one another perfectly. Sasha and Ryan, both powerful and determined women, challenge each other. Dina, the crazy comic relief is a blast on screen, and her antics may seem over the top, but she is grounded and real, keeping the girls honest and true to themselves. Lisa is the typical mom who finally lets her freak flag fly, and does it with such fun, innocence, and spunk. The characters are very strong women, believable, and relatable. Their chemistry was perfect and the humor spot on. Every single joke hit perfectly. Their performances are real and emotional, giving the film a lot of its heart.

Girls Trip has finally done what so many others have tried to do; it is a strong female-driven empowering and funny comedy. The scene in the end when Ryan gives a sincere and moving speech is easily one of the best and most empowering scenes I’ve seen in a while. These women have something special together. Their bond is unbreakable and inspiring, but provide great joy and humor to the film.

The writing in the film is fantastic. The scene in which Lisa is on a zip line had me laughing harder than I have all year. When the girls end up drinking absinthe, I could not stop laughing at the antics and the performances of these actresses. What makes Girls Trip special is it strikes a perfect balance between humor and heart that elevates the film, the story and the characters to another level. The focus of the film remains on the female characters and doesn’t stray to focus too much on the men or a relationship. They play second fiddle to these strong, successful and powerful women.

Girls Trip is easily the funniest film of the summer. The characters’ dynamite chemistry and performances combined with impeccable writing, making Girls Trip a truly memorable film that is sure to stand the test of time. It is destined to be a classic, admired for years to come.

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Ashley Menzel is an avid film lover and lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves foreign films and dramas and reading books that have film adaptations. Her favorite movie of all time is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She loves Doctor Who, Supernatural, iZombie, and Grimm.

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