‘Girls Trip’ is An Everywoman Extravaganza For Us, By Us [Spoiler Free Review]
With Girls Trip in theaters today, our own Thembisa Mshaka breaks down the reasons why you need to see this film ASAP!
Out today in theaters, Girls Trip is the cinematic journey every sistah needs to take—to escape, relate and let go. Directed by ensemble film master Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man franchise) and starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, the cast is on par with its black woman centered predecessors, Waiting to Exhale, Set It Off, and more recently, Hidden Figures.
If you’re the type to shed tears when you laugh or when you’re deeply moved, bring tissue—this film will take you there and back. As I watched, and later, as I reflected on the last two hours in a #BlackGirlMagic afterglow, I realized that while the cast doesn’t literally represent every black woman (we are no more a monolith than our people as a collective is), there were five things that made this an everywoman extravaganza for us, by us.