Girls Trip: Blu-ray Review











The Movie:

When four lifelong friends, known as the Flossy Posse (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith,Tiffany Haddish), get together nothing can stop them but themselves. As the four independent friends reunite from across the country and 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.

I was looking forward to this film because so many people said that it was hilarious. Usually when that happens my “Spider-Sense” kicks in and I tend to go into a film very cautiously just in case. Surprisingly, it was really funny! The group of women had fantastic chemistry together and it felt like watching a group of girls on a “Girl’s Night Out”. Hall, Latifah and Pinkett Smith are all fantastic comedic actresses and have a huge track record that shows but the MVP award here goes to Haddish. Her character was so loud mouthed and vulgar that I couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdities that came from her. For every comment that one of the girls made there was always a comeback on her part and it was always funny. The plot isn’t overly complicated nor is it unique at all but it is effective for what it’s trying to accomplish. There are certain moments where the movie loses its flow but it’s seldom and it quickly picks up again. With Bridesmaids pretty much paving the way for films just like this, normally ones that have come after it seem like carbon copies but this one, in my opinion, could reinvigorate the genre again. It’s not going to win any awards or anything but it’s great, solid comedy and if you’re looking for a good laugh then go out a pick this title up. 7/10

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes – About 7 scenes that are okay to check out. Each scene does have optional director’s commentary.

Outtakes – This feature is almost 30 minutes long full of line flubs, missed cues and being silly on set.

Planning the Trip – This is basically a “Making Of” feature focusing on the cast and performances in the film.

Outrageous Moments – A look at some of the more poignant scenes in the film.

The Essence of NOLA – A feature on the experience of filming the movie in New Orleans.

Music Video/Movie Music Scene – An extended version of Ne-Yo’s performance in the film.

Feature Commentary with Director Malcolm D. Lee

Girls Trip is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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