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Parents' Guide to

Girls Trip

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Warm-hearted but raunchy comedy has nudity, sex, language.

Movie R 2017 122 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 18+


Very inappropriate. Do not go see with younger girls. Would not recommend it to anyone.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Loved it

Great naughty movie to watch with the girls. Actually inspired our own trip to NOLA. Friendship comedy with sexual innuendo and swearing jokes, but just enough to not spoil the movie. We laughed our socks off :)

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (9 ):

A tired comic premise gets new life thanks to a charming cast with genuine warmth and chemistry, inspired comic set-pieces, and a star-making performance from Haddish. Her Dina is a one-woman torrent of vulgarity who steals scenes wholesale from her more famous costars in the way that Melissa McCarthy did in Bridesmaids and Zach Galifianakis did in The Hangover. She even one-ups Pinkett Smith in a sounds-awful-but-is-actually-funny scene in which the duo is suspended from a zip line and ends up peeing on the crowd below them. But Haddish seals the deal with a moment in which she leads her girlfriends into their hotel's bedroom for a pre-sleep group prayer. "I feel my heart filling up with joy to be with my friends again," she says sincerely.

Strangely, so do we. Because this foursome actually seems like a real-life squad with history, which injects reality and sweetness into the kind of scenes you'd expect from this type of movie: the Flossy Posse in a dance battle with a rival group of friends, an oral-sex tutorial that involves a banana and a grapefruit, a hallucinogenic club trip that ends with Latifah's Sasha making out with a lamp. It's goofy, and it's meant to be. But it's also genuinely funny, where many comedies of this stripe aren't. And beneath the laughs and instantly meme-able lines are deep messages to be gleaned about public image vs. private happiness, work, unabashed sex-positivity, and the value of loyal friends who will call you on your mistakes and celebrate your successes. That Girls Trip makes you want to celebrate along with these four is its own great success.

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