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Girls Trip - 1 Star

It’s just too much, this American comedy has zero relevance to an Australian audience.

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.

I was appalled by this atrocity, this “comedy” was crude, offensive and over-the-top. It’s easy to see why this film may’ve resonated with American audiences - it represents a part of their culture. However, with that relevance comes an issue for overseas viewers - we don’t get it. This isn’t a part of our lives or culture, it’s not something we experience or see others around us experiencing. It means nothing. All we see is a bad movie. With Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith audiences may flock, but I assure you they’ll be disappointed.

Overall one to avoid like the plague.

1 Star

Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay

Screening courtesy of Universal Entertainment

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