Girls Trip (M18)
Starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish
Directed by Malcolm D Lee
When Regina Hall’s successful author is invited to attend the Essence Festival in New Orleans, she decides to spend a few nights of drunkenness and other acts of debauchery with her estranged pals from college (Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and The Carmichael Show’s Tiffany Haddish), each with their own issues.
Girls Trip is a hearty raunch fest as well as a heartwarming hug-fest, with Haddish the breakout star. She says some of the nastiest and most hilarious things in the movie, like how she’d punish an unfaithful man’s sphincter and please her man with a grapefruit. Yes, a grapefruit. (***½)