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Girls Trip (2017)

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When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.


Malcolm D. Lee


Erica Rivinoja (story by), Kenya Barris (story by) | 3 more credits »
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12 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Regina Hall ... Ryan Pierce
Queen Latifah ... Sasha Franklin
Jada Pinkett Smith ... Lisa Cooper
Tiffany Haddish ... Dina
Larenz Tate ... Julian Stevens
Mike Colter ... Stewart Pierce
Kate Walsh ... Elizabeth Davelli
Kofi Siriboe ... Malik
Lara Grice ... Bethany
Deborah Ayorinde ... Simone
Janeline Hayes ... Print Reporter (as Janeline Condez Hayes)
Wild Wayne Wild Wayne ... DJ (as Wayne 'Wild Wayne' Benjamin Jr.)
Sunny Hostin ... Sunny Hostin
Nick Mundy ... Tow Truck Driver
Ricky Wayne ... Ted


When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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You'll be glad you came


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, pervasive language, brief graphic nudity, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girl Trip See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,201,920, 23 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$115,108,515, 12 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,651,938, 20 August 2017
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (DTS: X)



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Common appears in the movie as one of the performers he and Queen Latifah both work together on the movie Just Wright See more »


When Julian drops off Ryan at the hotel after the club fight, the hotel doors open automatically. However, there's a clear sign that says "Doors lock after 10PM. Use Guest key to re-enter." But Ryan doesn't use a guest key and just enters automatically. See more »


Sasha Franklin: [watching people zip-lining] That's some white boy shit right there.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Tiffany Haddish/Taylor Swift (2017) See more »


I'm Every Woman
Written by Nick Ashford (as Nickolas Ashford) and Valerie Simpson
Performed by Chaka Khan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Haddish havoc
18 October 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall) has the perfect life. She married her nice college football player boyfriend Stewart. She wrote the book "You can have it all". The couple is on the verge of a big media deal to be the next cultural icon. She has drifted from her longtime friends "The Flossy Posse" and decides to bring them on her speaking trip to New Orleans. Sasha Franklin (Queen Latifah) has abandoned her journalistic dreams and is struggling as an internet gossip columnist. Lisa Cooper (Jada Pinkett Smith) has turned into a safe stay-at-home mom. Dina (Tiffany Haddish) is a wild crazy girl. Sasha gets a tip that Stewart has cheated on Ryan.

This could have been a standard black girls' wild out on their lives fitting into the BET rotation with countless others. It's elevated by a couple of factors. The first is the wild performance from Tiffany Haddish. She's a comedian working her craft and getting some notice as a supporting character in The Carmichael Show. She's the wildly inappropriate character every broad modern comedies need but she does it with a smile and an inner joy. She's half clueless and half callous. The fruit fellatio scene is hilarious. The second is the writing from Kenya Barris, Black-ish creator, and Tracy Oliver. This creates some compelling characters which these experienced actors are able to inhabit. It is a broad comedy with heart. It's got the gross-out, highly-inappropriate jokes which really works here. The actors bring a humanity to their roles. They are ready to come out and set it off.

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