Girls Trip

Bridesmaids proved that women could be just as smutty onscreen as men, but this fast-paced comedy is ruder, cruder, funnier, and more explicit. Four longtime friends—a gossip blogger (Queen Latifah), an uptight nurse (Jada Pinkett Smith), a sex-obsessed motormouth (Tiffany Haddish), and a self-help guru (Regina Hall)—reconnect after five years for a weekend blowout in New Orleans. Nimbly choreographed sequences involve heavy drinking, cat fights, bodily functions, and a novel, sloppy fellatio technique involving grapefruit that Haddish graphically demonstrates. The main concern is female nurturing, with some spirituality thrown in to offset the raunch. Malcolm D. Lee (The Best Man) directed; with musical numbers by Common, Sean Combs, and Mariah Carey.