“Girls Trip” is a movie about four friends heading to the Essence Festival in New Orleans. They have a ball, celebrate their Ya-Ya Sisterhood and enjoy the Big Easy. There’s a bit of nudity and Luke Cage shows up. That was my big takeaway from the film. Well, other than the fact that it was an adult R-rated comedy that never talked down to the audience. Plus, it treated four women as capable adults who don’t need bullshit romantic comedy plot devices to keep their two hour sojourn afloat.

But, it didn’t have Porgs. I’m still pumped that this movie found an audience in a rather awkward summer. That being said, I probably won’t ever watch the movie again. It’s a great movie and probably the most solid female comedy in years. However, it’s a very one-and-done event.

When you play small on the big screen, you get the gift of intimacy with audience. However, it’s a short-lived thrill that satisfies and doesn’t really beckon people for repeat viewings. It’s a cinematic Catch-22, but one well worth checking out.


  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
  • Outtakes
  • Featurettes
  • Extended Performance
  • Commentary


  • 2.40:1 1080p transfer
  • DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track

RELEASE DATE: 10/17/17

  • 95%
    Video - 95%
  • 95%
    Audio - 95%
  • 95%
    Supplemental Material - 95%
  • 90%
    Film Score - 90%

The Plot Thus Far

When four lifelong friends 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.

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