One thing no one warns you about while growing up is just how hard it is to maintain meaningful friendships as you make the journey into adulthood. This is said far too often, but being an adult is hard, and one of the first things to suffer tends to be friendships. Girls Trip is a movie for people who know this struggle, and the latest teaser makes the perfect argument for rekindling the special relationships in your life (even if only for a good time).
The latest film from Best Man Holiday director Malcolm D. Lee, Girls Trip follows four lifelong friends – Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish – who journey to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way their bonds are strengthened, risks are taken, and a good time is had by all. There’s also some inevitable emotional breakthroughs, but that’s part of what friends are for.
Let’s be real: Girls Trip is cinema created for the purpose of allowing people – mainly adults (women to be specific) – to have a good time in the midst of an increasingly worrisome world. It is escapism, pure and simple, and we need more of it.
Girls Night arrives in theaters July 21.