Starring: Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Romantic comedy directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Girls Trip (2017) centers on four lifelong friends, Sasha, Lisa, Ryan and Dina (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish), who decide to travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. On their adventure sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
Our Favorite Quotes:'No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them.' - Ryan Pierce (Girls Trip) Click To Tweet
Dina: Heavenly Father, I want to thank you for this day of life. My heart is so full of joy for these women right here. Lord, please make sure that Lisa don’t get an STD and that nobody has kidney failure, because we’re going to get messed up and let me get pregnant by somebody rich, that’s all I ask. Amen. That’s all I ask, Lord.
Sasha Franklin: [as her car us being towed away] That’s my car.
Tow Truck Driver: Not anymore, baby.
Sasha Franklin: What if I just whip out my titties, you know? Okay, a titty.
Boy on Bike: I’ll take a titty for a bike ride.
Ryan Pierce: We haven’t hung in five years. I miss you guys. We need a girls trip. Let’s do this!
Ryan Pierce: This weekend is about us. We deserve this, so let’s go.
Elizabeth Davelli: Are you sure you want to get turned this weekend with your girls?
Ryan Pierce: I say this out of love.
Elizabeth Davelli: Preach, girl.
Ryan Pierce: If you are going to come along with us, please refrain from saying things like “preach”, or “go girl”, or any other colloquialism that you may have looked up on an urban dictionary.
Lisa Cooper: Dina, can we just bring it down a notch?
Dina: Oh! Can we get some d**k this weekend?
Lisa Cooper: You know what? I need you to use your lady mouth.
Dina: I need you to use your lady mouth.
Sasha Franklin: No, seriously, for real though. How long has it been since you got that back blown out?
Lisa Cooper: I don’t know. Two years maybe.
Ryan Pierce: Wait. Since Terrence?
Lisa Cooper: I don’t know. I mean, I take a vigorous spin class, I read really intense erotica, and I invested in a very powerful detachable shower head, which has been very good to me, mind you.
Sasha Franklin: Okay, that story just put me into menopause.
Sasha Franklin: [to Lisa] You getting some this weekend.
Dina: Straight up! You’re going to get at least two d**ks inside of you.
Lisa Cooper: For crying out loud, Dina, we only going to be there for three days.
Dina: Well, three d**ks then.
Ryan Pierce: You know, Lisa, Dina could be right. Daily penetration is medicinal.
Lisa Cooper: Oh, my goodness.
Dina: Don’t be ashamed, girl. Every sista up in here is on a mission to be her very best and ratchet self. You, especially.
'There are some people when you see them, you just can't pretend anymore because they know you. The real you.' - Ryan Pierce (Girls Trip) Click To Tweet
Sasha Franklin: That’s some white boy s**t right there.
Dina: [showing them a photo of Ryan’s fiancé kissing another woman] Hell, no.
Ryan Pierce: Now I’ve known about this for a few months now.
Sasha Franklin: But that’s in the past. That picture was taken last night.
Dina: You know, I got some bomb a** kush if you want to 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 infection.
Dina: Girl, you can’t get no infection in your booty hole. It’s a booty hole.
Ryan Pierce: We haven’t hung in five years. This weekend is about us. We are here together. Today is the last day that we will ever be this young.
Dina: I’m about to get pregnant tonight!
'I know that there are a lot of us who stay in bad relationships because we have convinced ourselves that being disrespected is better than being alone.' - Ryan Pierce (Girls Trip) Click To Tweet
Lisa Cooper: Almost ready.
Lisa Cooper: [as the others shake their head at her boring looking outfit] What? This is hand stitched embroidery from a tribe in Guatemala.
Dina: So are they not f***ing in Guatemala?
Dina: We got s**t to do, so I bought them my b**ch. We’re going to be staying up late, drinking, making memories that we can laugh about for the rest of our lives, because that’s what a girls trip is for.
Lisa Cooper: I have to pee.
Dina: Look, the line is short over there. It’s a long line in the bathroom here. Just got for it.
Sasha Franklin: [Lisa uses the rope between the two building to glide over but gets stuck halfway] Oh, s**t.
Ryan Pierce: Hey, stop taking them pictures!
Sasha Franklin: [unable to hold herself any longer Lisa starts to pee uncontrollably midair] How much did she drink?
Lisa Cooper: Why?
Lisa Cooper: [as they’re making out in the bathroom] Move your arm.
Malik: That’s not my arm.
Dina: Ooh, that’s that shockazoolo right there.
'We shouldn't fear being alone, because there is power in rediscovering your own voice.' - Ryan Pierce (Girls Trip) Click To Tweet
Ryan Pierce: I’ve not had this much fun in so long.
Ryan Pierce: I am strong. I am powerful. I am beautiful.
Julian Stevens: [to Dina] I got what you need right here. This is a two hundred year-old absinthe. If you drink too much of it, it’s going to help you hallucinate.
Ryan Pierce: I’m sorry, my agent wrote a very convincing statement for me to read to you, and I really thought that I could go through with it because I’ve done such a great job in pretending so many times before. But there are some people when you see them, you just can’t pretend anymore because they know you. The real you. And maybe that’s why you avoided seeing them for so long. I am not perfect. I do not have it all. In fact, my life is all kinds of screwed up.
Stewart Pierce: Maybe you should take a…
Ryan Pierce: Sit your a** down! Now!
Dina: Yes, snap on.
Lisa Cooper: Finally! Finally!
Ryan Pierce: The picture is real. My husband is having an affair. When I first found out, I, well I felt a lot of things. Betrayal, anger, heartache. But mostly fear. Fear that my marriage was ending, and that I would be alone, and I was terrified of that. So terrified that I was willing to stay with someone who betrayed my trust. So terrified that I was willing to accept being treated as less than I am. And I know I’m not alone. I know that there are a lot of us who stay in bad relationships because we have convinced ourselves that being disrespected is better than being alone. But we shouldn’t fear being alone, because there is power in rediscovering your own voice. And I had forgotten that. I forgot that years before I was Stewart’s wife I was Ryan, a girl with her own ambitions, and her own dreams. But luckily, my girls, my girls reminded me of that. They reminded me of my own worth. And that there was a time that I didn’t fear anything.
'Every group of friends has that one experience that no matter where you are, you carry it with you for life.' - Ryan Pierce (Girls Trip) Click To Tweet
Ryan Pierce: No one has the power to shatter your dreams unless you give it to them. And I refuse to give anyone that power again. If anything, I hope that me revealing my truth inspires you to realize your own. Thank you for listening.
Lisa Cooper: We love you, Ry! We love you!
Ryan Pierce: Every group of friends has that one experience that no matter where you are, you carry it with you for life. We’re a little older, a little wiser, and we’re still the baddest chicks in the game. I don’t know what the future will bring. Love or heartbreak, joy or pain, but right now, it’s bright. And the one thing I know for sure is my girls will be there. No matter who else steps in the picture, my girls are my constant. They give me the permission to be who I am. And I am going to be me. We’re doing to be us. Loving, laughing, worthy, magical us. The Flossy Posse is back.