July 21, 2017 at 11:21 am #1202160866
the critically acclaimed comedy is released today and is already being called the next Bridesmaids. Have you seen it? What do you think?July 21, 2017 at 1:36 pm #1202160962
They really paid the white version of this dust. I like the girl that is getting raves for her part. Hopefully we can get the rare comedy nomination like the white ppl. Her and Get Out might be this year’s melanin push. And whatever feel good film that makes whites feel good about themselves.July 21, 2017 at 1:52 pm #1202160976
I just saw this and I am dead. One of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen.
This is one of the best comedies I’ve ever seen. First and foremost, Tiffany Haddish is absolutely amazing. The Oscars will loose all credibility when she is snubbed, and she will be. She stole every scene and it was absolutely marvelous. Most of her work was improv, and I could tell because she recycled some of her standup stuff that I saw from Youtube. The “you gotta gag just a little bit so that he feels like a man” line was from her standup but in her stand up she had “even if he Asian” before it. She is comedy gold and I hope she has an amazing career. I already know she will make my personal list at the end of the year and she might even win. This was better than Bridesmaids, and in a just world this’ll do as good if not better t the awards circuit than Bridesmaids, but because it has a black cast the awards won’t touch it. You can be black and have Oscar chance. You can be female and have Oscar chances. You can even rarely be a raunchy comedy and have Oscar chances. But a black, female, raunchy comedy has so chance and that really sucks.
Haddish had an absolutely hilarious improvised monologue where she described all the ways she is going to hurt a certain character and I screamed. “I’m gonna get two, not just 1, Q-tips and stick them up the Pee Pee whole, and then I’m gonn swipe it, and get it up there real good”. I DIED!
The ensemble overall was great and hopefully it can breakthrough at SAG. Walsh was the best she’s ever been. Pinkett- Smith was hilarious. Latifah was reliable. I hated seeing Colter playing someone so despicable though. The ensemble was really great together and it was very special.
The movie had wht so many raunch comedies lack: heart. Yet at the same time it wasn’t once cheesey. I woulld cry out of laughter and immeadiatley those tears became those of sadness. The script was so hilarious and I don’t think I have ever laughed so much.
Finally Regina Hall was fabulous. She has such big, beautiful, expressive eyes and if Tim Burton ever worked with black people I would love to see them work together. She was very good and although her character was frustrating at times, Hall made you understand her. She gave a very good performance.
This was a great movie and I hope it does well at the box office since it has no chance at the awards circuit even though it should.
MVP: Tiffany Haddish
My grade: A
Please see this movie!!! It’s great.Also, it has a 5.8 on IMDB right now but that’s because the racist always give bad ratings to movies about black people and women when they first come out. Once people watch it and the score will go up.July 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm #1202161260
There are people who say that this is a “disgrace to black women” or it’s too stereotypical. And I can understand why they are saying that. But if Seth Rogen can make movies about weed and getting high and homoerotic jokes about dicks and shit and Amy Schumer can continue making the same fucking movie over and over again, then Girls Trip is fine. If white people can be raunchy with their shit, so can a black cast. This wasn’t even Tyler Perry-esque so that’s a good thing.
But overall this had me dead. I was a bit taken aback by how provocative it was and how aggressive the material played out. All the girls did their thing, especially Tiffany Haddish. If Melissa McCarthy can get an Oscar nom for a gross out, blunt performance then Haddish better fuckin get one. That bitch was on IT. And this was better than Bridesmaids except for that ending.July 21, 2017 at 7:59 pm #1202161298
Enjoyed it. Haddish is nomination worthy.July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm #1202161305
Haddish is win worthy. I am glad that others are agreeing that she is at least nomination worthy.
Her “grapefruit-ing” lesson had me DEAD!
Also, how are these characters stereotypes? Anybody that says so is an idiot. And guess what idiots, just because a character has the quakities of a certain stereotype, doesn’t mean they are a stereotype. For example, it is okay to have a black drug dealer as long as they are more than just a black drug dealer. These characters were real. Sure Haddish could be seen as loud black woman, but guess what, there is more to her! I can’t deal with people sometimes.July 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm #1202161467
It was mainly because of how raunchy they were and that’s seen as ghetto, especially with Dina (Haddish). She is overall a ghetto character though, but she delivered excellently. I don’t how McCarthy’s Megan wouldn’t be considered ghetto or trailer trash. And somehow it’s fine for Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifinakis to be drunk out of their minds and act like complete idiot’s in The Hangover. And that won Best Picture at the Globes.
Honestly, there is no reason why The Hangover, Bridesmaids, Neighbors, Sausage Party, Trainwreck should be able to get praise and accolades without any issue (with three of the film’s receiving guild nominations like Golden Globes and WGA) but it’s a problem for Girls Trip just because it’s centers around black women who have successful careers but learn to let loose.July 22, 2017 at 10:06 am #1202161801
I haven’t seen this yet but purely based on what you all have said about Haddish I am curious and will see it at some point (would go this week but I’m really not feeling well…yesterday just felt dizzy but today I’m not so the doctor was like stay inside all weekend)
Update: Apparently having only dinner for three days is the culprit. So this whole debacle is squarely on my shoulders lol. Lesson learned: If I am not hungry at lunch or breakfast I still have to eat something.July 23, 2017 at 12:06 am #1202162158
Yeah I saw this at ABFF last month and really liked it. The film is just flat out funny and the cast has amazing chemistry. I could’ve done without the Lifetime moments, but the great definitely outweighs the bad with this film. But let’s get serious here: TIFFANY HADDISH, TIFFANY HADDISH, TIFFANY HADDISH! She’s a revelation here. This is the breakout comedic performance of the decade. Universal better do a proper Oscar campaign for her. She could win. She’s THAT iconic in this role. So very funny. That grapefruit scene and the scene near the end when she’s arguing with the girls had the entire theater howling. The box-office and word of mouth on this one will be strong for the rest of the summer.July 23, 2017 at 8:27 am #1202162433
You’ll never look at a grapefruit the same way again…
Girls Trip, the first truly gut-busting comedy of 2017, is a fabulous showcase for its four dynamite leading ladies. Comparisons will no doubt be made between this and fellow ensemble hit Bridesmaids but the latter, enjoyable as it may be, seems merely sitcom-level vis a vis this picture. This is a raunchier, bolder and all-around more satisfying romp.
The film follows the “Flossy Posse” of college besties – Ryan (Regina Hall), Sasha (Queen Latifah), Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) and Dina (Tiffany Haddish) – as they reunite in New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, where Ryan, a best-selling author, has been tapped to deliver a keynote address. Hilarious hijinks of course ensue as the foursome drink, dance, romance and get their wild sides back in action but the proceedings hit a number of serious notes too.
Ryan’s friends see right through her phony marriage to retired football star Mitchell (Mike Colter), who has been caught yet again hooking up with another woman (who, of course, happens to also be in New Orleans for the event, setting up an inevitable brawl). There’s also plenty of tension bubbling beneath the surface between Ryan and Sasha, years ago on track for a joint business venture that fell through when Ryan went out on her own. Now, Sasha runs a trashy celebrity gossip blog that barely pays the bills.
Director Malcolm D. Lee and screenwriters Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver pull off a commendable balancing act in delivering the raucous laughs while also hitting home on a more dramatic level.
All four stars are in prime form. Haddish all but owns the first half of the film with a side-splittingly funny performance that threatens to upstage the rest of the picture. But then it’s Hall who really shines in the second half, as the proceedings take that more serious turn and Lee, Barris and Oliver tackle the topic of infidelity with great wisdom and nuance. Smith is terrific too as the divorced single mom most struggling to at last let loose. And we of course cannot forget Latifah, who, with some absinthe and a lamp, lands one of the film’s funniest and most memorable moments.
Girls Trip isn’t absolute perfection – there are a handful of gags and scenes that don’t quite land – but still, as a vehicle that gives its four super-talented stars a rich opportunity to shine and make us laugh our asses off for two hours, it’s well worth a look.
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I thought it was fucking hilarious! Had a blast watching this in a packed theatre.
And a new star is born with Tiffany Haddish. New Marisa Tomei at the Oscars?July 24, 2017 at 4:51 pm #1202164096
I thought it was fucking hilarious! Had a blast watching this in a packed theatre.
And a new star is born with Tiffany Haddish. New Marisa Tomei at the Oscars?
Melissa McCarthy is a better comparison. Tomei’s nomination was assumed to be the win for her until her name was actually called.July 24, 2017 at 8:48 pm #1202164234
Maybe the Globes will recognize this? Hopefully.July 24, 2017 at 9:08 pm #1202164248
It was hilarious. Who cares if it was full of stereotypes. Life’s full of them anyway. Haddish is my personal winner at the moment. She was epitome of scene-stealer. Oh and someone please give Regina Hall TV vehicle worthy of her talents. She has always been one of my favorites. Her Brenda in Scary Movie series is one of the best comedic characters ever.July 25, 2017 at 4:46 am #1202164422
Her Brenda in Scary Movie series is one of the best comedic characters ever.
I have lowkey always thought this, but happy to see someone else agrees! “Cindy!! The TV’s leaking!”
I will have to check out “Girls Trip” soon. The buzz right now is insane and I’m always rooting for an original comedy to succeed in the summer!