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We haven’t hung in five years. I miss you guys. We need a girls trip. Let’s do this!
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Girls Trip is a 2017 film starring Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Regina Hall.


This film provides examples of:

  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: Some viewers weren't aware that Essence Fest is a real event that occurs in New Orleans every year.
  • Amusing Injuries: Poor Malik is injured when Lisa attempts to "grapefruit" him. His screaming is Played for Laughs.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Dina slaps Stewart hard for cheating on Ryan.
  • Bait-and-Switch: When Dina, Sasha and Lisa all huddle together in a "corner" at the party to create a plan to tell Ryan about Stewart, it turns out they were standing right next to her.
  • Berserk Button: Taking her food is a good way to get your ass kicked by Dina. Just ask her poor, unlucky former coworker.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Ryan publicly calls out her cheating husband while making her speech.
  • Blatant Lies:
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    • Dina swears she's not going to start trouble with the homewrecker who slept with Ryan's husband, she's just going to talk politely; she's already removing her jewelry as she says it.
    • During Ryan's speech, she still tries to keep the facade of a perfect marriage by claiming her marriage is going well. Her friends and the viewers all knew that it was a lie.
  • Butt-Monkey: Symone gets out through slapstick, such as getting force fed some sausage and attacked by the Flosse Posse. She deserves it, though.
  • Breakout Character: Tiffany Haddish's performance as Dina is often cited in positive reviews of the movie.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Dina attacks her coworker (even going as far as to use a computer monitor) simply because he (accidentally) ate her yogurt.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Dina gives Stewart an Armor-Piercing Slap because Stewart cheated on his wife, Ryan. While it's Played for Laughs due to how sleazy Stewart is and to sympathize with Ryan, nobody will laugh at a man for attacking a woman just because the woman cheated on her husband.
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  • Establishing Character Moment: The first scene you see Dina in is when she physically attacks her co-worker and later gets fired for it.
  • Everybody Must Get Stoned: This happened after Dina drugged the ladies' drinks with absinthe. Hijinks involving floating in mid-air, trying to have oral sex with an HDTV screen, dancing with a lamp and drinking the wax from a lit candle ensue.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Dina is chloric, Sasha is phlegmatic, Ryan is sanguine and Lisa is melancholic.
  • Four-Man Band: The Flosse Posse is a Female example, and they each fit one particular role. Ryan is the Only Sane Woman and something of the leader being the most successful and level-headed of the girls, Sasha is the Smart Girl who's a journalist and the one who gives Ryan advice on how to deal with her situation with her cheating husband to help her avoid a scandal, Dina is a female example of the Casanova Wannabe because she is the most comedic, perverted and foul-mouthed member of the Flosse Posse as she openly states that she planned on getting wasted and to get some while in Essex, and Lisa is the Buttmonkey but while all her friends treat her kindly and respect her, she tends to also be the one they make fun of the most because of her somewhat uptight tendencies.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: In the end Ryan had to choose between (1) continuing to live out a façade of her and Stewart being happily married and her having a perfect life, and (2) to take her friends’ advice of her leaving Stewart and not pretending to be okay. She chooses the latter. It ends up being a much better choice, as Ryan's agent tells Ryan that the deal with Best Mart is still on but with her alone.
  • Girls' Night Out Episode: It’s in the title, but it's a movie. The Flosse Posse take a Girls Trip after not seeing each other in years.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Dina. She usually gets angry easily and resorts to violence.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: The Flosse Posse, obviously. They’ve been friends for almost 20 years.
  • High-School Sweethearts: More like “college sweethearts.” Stewart and Ryan met in college and got married. Unfortunately, Stewart has been cheating on Ryan, which subverts this trope. But it's played straight with her and Julian (another old friend from college), whom she hooks with at the end of the film when she and Stewart officially split.
  • Is This Thing Still On?: Sasha puts her agent on hold, then starts cheering and cursing. Then the agent lets her know she just put him on Facetime.
  • Jerkass: Symone, Stewart's mistress. She knows Stewart is married, but she continues to sleep with him. She also acts like a bitch towards the Flosse Posse.
  • Jerkass Ball: Ryan holds it in the climax when she accuses her friend Sasha of making a story about her cheating husband go public.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite Dina's obnoxiousness during her argument with Ryan, she's not wrong about the latter's husband.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Dina may be obnoxious and have a short tempter, but she’s a loyal friend towards Ryan, Sasha, and Lisa and will do anything for them. Even after their whole argument, Dina was obviously hurt and tried to pretend that she wasn’t.
  • Karma Houdini: The women get off scot-free for causing a ruckus in the nightclub. Justified in a sense since there were all dressed in disguise.
  • Loony Friends Improve Your Personality: Friends like Dina and Sasha bring out Lisa’s outgoing and wild side, despite Lisa usually being calm and reserved.
  • Male Frontal Nudity: After being kicked out of the upscale hotel they were staying at and having to stay in a cheap motel, a homeless man who was harassing the women ends up flashing them all my baring his genitals on the front window of their room.
  • Misplaced Retribution: During their argument, Ryan flat out accuses Sasha of putting her husband on blast for cheating, unaware that it was Symone who went public.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Malik appears without a shirt in a few scenes. He even has a nude scene.
  • Mrs. Robinson: When Lisa sees Malik, they both become smitten with each other despite Malik being 21 and Lisa apparently being in her 40s and recovering from her divorce.
  • Mugging the Monster: Symone intentionally bumps into Dina at a nightclub, completely unaware of how dangerous the latter can be when she gets angry. She promptly pays for it seconds later.
  • Nice Girls: Lisa and Ryan.
    • Julian is a definite Nice Guy and easily the calmest and nicest character in the film, even giving the Flosse Posse his room in a very nice hotel with no complaints when hearing that they were forced to stay in a filthy motel.
  • Odd Friendship: Lisa and Dina. Lisa is calm, mature, and soft-spoken. Dina, on the other hand, is obnoxious and a party animal.
  • Only One Name: Dina and Malik are the only characters who do not have last names.
  • Only Sane Woman: Out of the Flosse Posse, Lisa appears as this. First, when she (with Sasha) attempt to keep Dina from attacking Stewart. Also, when the Flosse Posse argue, she attempted to deescalate the situation.
  • Potty Failure: Lisa pisses on herself when she rides a glider in one scene. And then Dina does as well, but on purpose.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Or girl, in the case of Ryan's agent Elizabeth, played by Kate Walsh. Ryan tries to tell her off firmly to quit using black slang, but Liz completely ignores that.
  • Reality Ensues: As funny as Tiffany Haddish' character is, nobody in real life with her attitude will be able to hold a job for long. When Dina physically assault her coworker for eating her yogurt, she is promptly fired for it. Apparently, it wasn't the first time she has ever physically assaulted a coworker either. Dina's manager even tells her to grow up.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Dina, all the way. She comes off as opinionated and loud most of the time.
  • Selective Obliviousness: Dina. She gets fired at the beginning of the film and because of her nature of hearing what she wants to hear, believes that she'll still have a job once she returns. After she leaves, her bosses just stare at each other in incredulousness.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: The Flosse Posse give these to each other during their argument. Fortunately, they apologize to each other at the end.
  • Team Mom: Lisa. Justified, as Lisa is actually a mother.
  • True Companions: The Flosse Posse. Even after their big argument, they couldn’t just simply abandon each other.
  • Sassy Black Woman: All of the Flosse Posse members can be this, but special mention goes to Dina.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Even Lisa's mother admits that Dina is foul-mouthed.
  • Womanchild: Dina has shades of this, due to her being obnoxious, loud, and impulsive. Her impulsiveness is the reason why she was fired from her job and the reason why the Flosse Posse had to move to a dirty motel.
  • Wouldn't Hit a Girl: Dina gives Stewart an Armor-Piercing Slap because he cheated on Ryan, and Stewart made no effort to fight back.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Stewart, Ryan’s husband, constantly cheats on the latter. Ryan finally gets the courage to divorce him when Stewart ends up impregnating an Instagram model.

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