The film’s stellar cast includes this year’s breakout comedic performance.
Leading the film is an incredible cast including Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and a breakout comedic performance from Tiffany Haddish. Haddish’s performance will immediately win over audiences who haven’t already caught a glimpse of the actress’s comedic chops on The Carmichael Show or in Keanu, the cat-focused comedy from Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele.
Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and writer Tracey Oliver are behind the wonderful script.
The film’s script comes from two very capable writers. Barris has been captivating audiences with the Golden Globe-winning series Black-ish on ABC as well as his previous work for Girlfriends and The Game. Fans will recognize Oliver for her writing on hit series Survivor’s Remorse and 2016’s Barbershop: The Next Cut — she also plays Nina from Issa Rae’s The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. With Girls Trip, the two have created a script that allows its stars to explore their characters, adding bits of their own personality to the women at the center.
The sisterhood at the center of the film is one every Black woman can relate too.
With the exception of Girlfriends, Waiting to Exhale and Living Single, rarely are friendships between Black women front and center in pop culture, especially in comedy. The friendship at the center of the film feels genuine. You’ll recognize your own group of friends in various scenes, even in the small moments of the film.
Set It Off fans will get to see Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah together again.
Fans have been waiting years to see Jada and Queen team up again and Girls Trip is another perfect pairing of the duo. The two touched on their longtime friendship when speaking with ESSENCE, calling working together “easy and laidback.” Latifah said, “It’s just chill and we have each others backs on anything and everything.”