Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver, from a story by the pair and Erica Rivinoja, who based the script off their own experiences with their female friends. The film stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith, Larenz Tate and Mike Colter, and follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival in order to reconnect.
Girls Trip premiered on June 14, 2017 at the American Black Film Festival in Miami, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 21, 2017, by Universal Pictures. It received positive reviews from critics and has grossed $105 million worldwide.
The film’s plot follows the story of four lifelong friends on a long-overdue weekend getaway trip to New Orleans for the annual Essence Music Festival. Their sisterhood is rekindled and wild sides are rediscovered, with nights of partying, hook-ups and bad decisions, as well as raw and vulnerable moments that strengthen their bond.
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Malcolm D. Lee
Jada Pinkett Smith
Music by David Newman
Cinematography Greg Gardiner
Edited by Paul Millspaugh
Will Packer Productions Perfect World Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
June 14, 2017 (American Black Film Festival)
July 21, 2017 (United States)
Country United States
$27.7 million (gross)
$19 million (net)
Box office $105.6 million