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Tripped Up

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fun but vulgar friendship/foodie road-trip comedy.

Movie NR 2023 96 minutes
Tripped Up Movie Poster: Best friends Kai (Ariel Winter), Lizzy (Leah Lewis), Taylor (Sasha Fox), and Mary (Ashley Moore) sit by their car

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Though lightweight and predictable, this road-trip comedy with yummy food is often delightful, thanks mostly to the genuine -- and very funny -- chemistry between the four main characters. At one point in Tripped Up, Taylor explains to a new friend that, while she has little in common with her friends today, they have bonds that run back years and go deep, and they know each other in ways that no one else could. This unique friendship comes through in wonderful ways, via shorthand references, relentless teasing, vulgar jokes, constant bickering, and heartfelt makeups. Viewers get a decent idea of their individual personalities, too, even without much down time.

It's all so pleasing and cheerful that you're not likely to mind the tacked-on romantic subplots, the montages, and all of the other generic stuff. Additionally, for a food movie, this one doesn't seem to linger much over the delectables; it's pretty, but not as visceral as a good food movie could be. It doesn't make you hungry. But in the end, Tripped Up does leave you feeling good, like a refreshing weekend getaway.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 20, 2023
  • On DVD or streaming: October 27, 2023
  • Cast: Leah Lewis , Ashley Moore , Ariel Winter , Sasha Fox
  • Director: Shruti Ganguly
  • Inclusion Information: Female directors, Indian/South Asian directors, Female actors, Black actors, Indigenous actors, Female writers
  • Studio: DECAL
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Character Strengths: Teamwork
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 7, 2024

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