Sunday, July 30, 2017
Movie Review: Girls Trip
I believe Girls Trip broke its own ground in a new sub-genre of Black comedies with its explicit adult humor a la The Hangover. You truly have something special when your mother is laughing at the peen-on-the-screen with you. This is why Girls Trip stands alone, in spite of color lines.
That said, I can't yet imagine when a group of Black friends and family will watch Girls Trip together outside of a movie theater. Classics like Friday, The 5 Heartbeats, The Wood, The Best Man/Best Man Holiday all have Black family get-together appeal. So while Girls Trip has that appeal, its more adult oriented like the Black classic movies on the opposite side of the spectrum such as Boyz N The Hood, Juice, and New Jack City. See the conundrum? But this is actually a good problem to have because that means producer Will Packer truly did something new.
Disclaimer: Steve is an employee of Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, however the views expressed in this post are of my own.