Girls Trip (2017) Saturday, 21 September 2019

Girls Trip (2017)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong crude sexual humour and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Girls most definitely trip.

  • Starring:

    Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, Larenz Tate, Mike Colter, Kate Walsh, Deborah Ayorinde

  • Directed by:

    Malcolm D. Lee

  • Running time:

    122 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, wrestled, smacked, shoulder-charged, head-slammed, slapped, grabbed, kneed, tackled, near-choked. Bar fight. A woman describes how she is going to hurt a man who is cheating (genital mutilation/grab balls/fist up a**/pull heart out, etc). A woman bashes sausage meat with a cleaver, a tenderiser and scissors to make a cheating male feel uncomfortable. A woman slaps herself. A woman makes a throat-slitting gesture. A woman says "I could kill you" to her cheating husband. Objects thrown/smashed; food fight. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bandaids on face. A woman describes how she eats her own placenta.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple have bedroom sex (off-camera). A woman demonstrates grapefruiting (oral sex technique). Infidelity (photos of husband with another woman/discussion of affair/pregnancy). Full-frontal male nudity (flasher), nude males (genitals partly obscured/rear view), exposed breasts (covered nipples). A woman straddles a man on a bicycle, a woman sits on a man's shoulders while wearing no underwear. Suggestive dancing, twerking, grinding, thrusting. Kissing, hugging, caressing, bum-slap, ogling, gagging, breast-grabbing, licking, thumb-sucking, fantasising, straddling. Women in skimpy clothing, cleavage. Man wearing nappy/diaper in internet meme. Obscene hand gestures. A doctor's clinic has posters on the wall about contraception (condoms) and sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia). A street vendor sells perfumed genital spray. Sexual innuendo. Many slang references and discussions about sex, infidelity, genitals, oral sex, feminine hygiene, prostitution, pregnancy. Booty hole, butthole, cush, reading erotica, masturbation, blow job, menopause, daily penetration, sucking off, the clap, pregnancy, eating placenta, number of sexual partners  mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Drugs (smoking joint, a character says she has drugs up her bottom, characters hallucinate after drinking absinthe). Alcohol (excessive drinking, spirits, wine, champagne, shots, absinthe; intoxication). Bar/club settings. Anti-nausea medication, white-girl wasted, tripping, LSD mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, n-word, crap. Many terms for genitals, sex. Name-calling (b*tch, crazy people, grouchy, Judge Judy, skank, ho, liar, man meat, dangerous, cooch, slut, conniving, worker bee, paedophile, stupid, heiffers, etc). Religious references and exclamations (prayer, oh my God, hell no, what the hell, nasty, you're going to hell, Jesus, oh Lord, damn, etc).

  • THEMES:

    Girlfriends, vacation, best friends, sex, partying, infidelity, New Orleans, Essence Music Festival, keynote speakers, debt, celebrity, agent-author relationships, marriage, social media, scandal, dance-offs, trust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Urination (lots). Ex-husband, scabies mentioned. Divorce court, wedding photos. Plane setting. A character frequently receives debt notices, eviction notices, repossession threats (including car repossessed). Job loss/fired. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Raunchy, raucous, female-centric, wild, hilarious, entertaining, rude, wicked, funny, ribald, high-gloss, infectious, spirited, irresistible, poignant, coarse, fresh, crowd-pleasing. Strong/buoyant/likeable cast, eye-popping/scene-stealing/irrepressible/unfiltered performance by Tiffany Haddish, terrific/believable/breezy chemistry between leads, inappropriate humour, never-ending cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Overstuffed, formulaic, squishy. Basic/by-the-numbers plot, familiar characters, weird gender politics, too-obvious conclusion, a tad gross at times.

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