#GirlsTrip and #WishUpon – Movie Review

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Girls Trip – Review

Girls Trip – Budget of $28 million – 2 hours and 2 minutes

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Girls Trip
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Ryan, best-selling author, and therapist, who has built a brand with her husband Stewart is riding high and a woman how has it all. She was asked to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. Her agent Liz tells her a big box store executive will be there; and if she does well, they will over her a product line and a TV deal. She decides to use this trip to get the Flossy Posse back together. Ryan, Sasha, Lisa, and Dina all make up the Flossy Posse, a group that met in A&M University and stuck together through thick and thin. But as the women grew up, they grew apart. Now after several years, these 4 ladies are going to let loose and do everything possible in New Orleans. The only problem is that their troubles are following them.

  • Dina, ride or die, has a bad temper and it has affected her work and personal life
  • Lisa, the mom, hasn’t dated since her divorce 2 years ago and doesn’t want to lose control like she did in the past
  • Sasha, the hot topics blogger, is not getting website traffic she wants and is facing eviction
  • Ryan, the star, is trying to hide a cheating husband that is on the verge of destroying their brand

In order to keep it all together these women must be honest and stand with each other but as tempers flare, they fight.

See this movie twice. You will be laughing through some of the jokes. Tiffany Haddish is the breakout star. Don’t be surprised if you see “Which Flossy Posse member are you” quizzes show up on the internet. If you thought Bridesmaids was crazy, Girls Trip is that times 10 (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  As the Drink, Dance, Fight, and Grapefruit through New Orleans, you have no idea what will happen next.  Also, this movie takes full advantage of having New Orleans and the Essence Festival as its backdrop.  With performances from New Edition, P. Diddy, Faith, Mase, Mariah Carey, Maxwell, and more play on the screen (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  You will dance and wish you were there for every moment of the full concert.  Also, there is a slew of cameos to add to the laughter.  This is not for children, 16 and up only.  And no need to stay past the credits.  But let’s hope there will be a part 2 because part 1 was not long enough.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

See that man knows how to exit a room – Liz

We’re all adults and our partying days are over. Well most of us – Ryan

Your girl needs a lease – Stewart

I don’t find this funny at all – Lisa

Don’t you know who I am – Iyanla Vanzant

I’m ready for bed – Malik

Girl, you are not going off to war – Dina

We have to go with plan B – Sasha

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Wish Upon – Review

Wish Upon – Budget of $12 million – 1 hour and 30 minute

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Wish Upon
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Clare witness something no child should ever witness; her mother’s suicide.  Now, in high school, Clare has a small, close, group of friends, June and Meredith.  But she is often teased by the popular kids.  And with her father’s dumpster diving, she will be the subject of ridicule for years to come.  After being in a fight with Darcie, the most popular girl in school, and declared the loser, Clare wants more of her life.  She comes home to an early birthday present from her father Jonathan, a box with Chinese writing.  Clare can read some of the characters, but not all.  She does understand the box grants 7 wishes.  After asking around, Ryan, a classmate, tell her his cousin Gina can read it.  Gina translates that the box will grant 7 wishes but there is a blood price to pay.  For each wish, someone close to Clare will die.  But if she gives up the box, all her wish will be undone.  And with a little more research, Ryan learns that each of the box’s previous owners has died after their 7th wish.  But with 5 wishes done, and 5 dead, can Clare give up the one thing giving her everything she ever wanted?

Wish Upon attempts to mix the mystery of The Box with the deaths of Final Destination (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  But it does too much foreshadowing to be mysterious and not enough blood to make you cringe.  While the actors do their best, the script is just missing something.  And no amount of great acting could fix a substandard plot.  While this is an ok teen movie, it’s nothing more than a summer ploy to get teens off their phones and into a movie theater.  The only moment of suspense is when Meredith and Ryan are both close to death after Clare’s wish.  You aren’t sure who will die and how.  While this is a RedBox movie, if you see it in theaters, stay after the first end credits.

I give it 2 out of 5 stars

Go fund this – Meredith

I love you and you are my best friend – June

You stole it – Clare

Maybe we are dating – Ryan

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    […] Haddish takes the stage in her hometown of LA.  Shot before Girls Trip and after Keanu, Tiffany talks about her tough and painful beginnings.  However, it’s those […]

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