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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13 wins & 42 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


Four best friends, the "Flossy Posse", have grown distant over the years. When lifestyle guru Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall), who is dubbed "the next Oprah", is offered an opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she decides to bring along her friends to turn her work vacation into a girls' trip. Joining Ryan is Sasha (Queen Latifah), an ex-journalist from Time Magazine who now owns a floundering gossip site and is struggling financially; Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), a nurse and uptight mom who has not had a boyfriend since her divorce years earlier and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), a happy-go-lucky, impulsive party animal who was fired after assaulting a co-worker shortly before the trip. While on the trip, Sasha is sent a tip that shows a picture of a black man's head kissing an Instagram model, presumed to be Ryan's husband, Stewart. The friends are reluctant to tell Ryan, but when Dina spills the news, Ryan shocks them by telling them she is already ...

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

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Did You Know?


Both Larenz Tate and Queen Latifah appeared in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990) starring Will Smith who is the husband of Jada Pinkett Smith. See more »


Queen Latifah is in the lady's powder room. In the back ground there is a woman in a yellow dress and a reflection in a mirror of a woman in a gray dress. At one point the yellow dressed woman disappears then when she's back the gray dressed one disappears. See more »


Dina: You know, I got some bomb-ass kush if you wanna take a hit.
Lisa Cooper: Where did you hide it?
Dina: Where the sun don't shine.
Lisa Cooper: You know what, that can cause a lot of infections.
Dina: Girl, you can't get no infection in your booty hole! It's a booty hole!
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Ain't No Way
Written by Carolyn Franklin
Performed by Aretha Franklin
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Tiffany Haddish is a standout

"Girls Trip" is another "women can be raunchy too" comedy, one that from the trailer didn't look funny at all, but hey…at least they don't kill a stripper in this one (Rough Night).

Here, best friends who have only grown further apart since High School are hoping to reconnect at the Essence Festival in New Orleans.

They're all basically types. Regina Hall has the most to work with as the one who only thinks she has it all together. The rest are the crazy one (Tiffany Haddish), obsessive one (Jada Pinkett), and gossipy one (Queen Latifah).

Through it all the girls will be brought on stage to dance with Puffy, have a dance-off with another set of girls, get into many fist fights and all kinds of other trouble.

It will also go for the most R-rated and nasty of crude jokes.

People I saw this movie with laughed through out at all of it and for their part, all four of these women embarrass themselves and get down and dirty very well.

Particularly this Tiffany Haddish, who will either annoy you or be your favorite part. She goes to some darkly funny places here the characters in Suicide Squad could only dream of.

But for all this talk of women in comedy, doing the same dick jokes men have been doing for so long really shouldn't be the apex. This is really just conquering a mole hill.

And please no more comedies that go over 2 hours long, particularly one like this where the plot suddenly has to kick in in the last half hour and it's just as generic as every other comedy about friendship.

On the one hand this is all really flimsy stuff which I got kinda tired of after 90 minutes, but it's also fun, tries hard for laughs, is very well cast and Hall has some good scenes in the last half.

I'd give it 6 out of 10 but I think if you can get past the clichés and you like toilet humor for a more than necessary period of time, you'll enjoy it a bit more.

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Release Date:

21 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,201,920, 23 July 2017

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2.39 : 1
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