Girls Trip (2017)
Four girlfriends take a trip to New Orleans for an annual festival and, along the way, rediscover their wild sides and strengthen the bonds of sisterhood.
We re in it for the ride, the company, and the pure pleasure of watching these women, and the actresses playing them, embrace an independence Hollywood doles out too grudgingly.
Tiffany Haddish is the best thing going in a film that has plenty else to recommend it, especially for audiences eager to see a truly wild summer comedy.
Unlike some similar comedies about grownup friends, the four core characters are actually likeable.
The progression from raunchy, raucous laughs into dramatic conflict and then out the other side into the uplifting empowerment of sisterhood and self-worth isn t entirely seamless, but there s too much dizzy pleasure here to get hung up on the flaws.
"Girls Trip" has something for everyone - provided that they re old enough to see a hard-R-rated comedy, and not so easily offended that an explicit demonstration of the so-called "grapefruit technique" would send them running for the exits.