The Trip is a 2010 British television sitcom series directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalised versions of themselves on a restaurant tour of northern England. A second series, The Trip to Italy, followed in 2014.
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Girls Trip is a 2017 American comedy film starring Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith. The film is 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. It follows a group of four friends who go to New Orleans to attend the Essence Music Festival in order to reconnect. Girls Trip premiered at the American Black Film Festival in Miami on June 14, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States by Universal Pictures on July 21, 2017. It received positive reviews from critics, with many praising Haddish's performance, and was chosen by Time magazine as one of its top ten films of 2017. It grossed $140 million worldwide, including over $100 million domestically, the first comedy of 2017 to do so. It was also the first time a film by an African-American female screenwriter crossed the $100 million mark.
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Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 90% based on 138 reviews, with an average rating of 6.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, “Girls Trip is the rare R-rated comedy that pushes boundaries to truly comedic effect—and anchors its laughs in compelling characters brought to life by a brilliantly assembled cast.” Review aggregator Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average rating to reviews, the film has a score of 71 out of 100, based on reviews from 35 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of “A+” on an A+ to F scale, one of fewer than 80 films in the history of the service to receive such a score. According to comScore, filmgoers gave it an 82% overall positive score and a 67% “definite recommend”. In Variety magazine, film reviewer Peter Debruge wrote, “When it comes to Hollywood studio comedies, most of the time, we are lucky to get one unforgettable set piece, whereas Girls Trip screenwriters Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver deliver at least half a dozen. And rather than simply letting an effective joke stand, they double down, milking it for all it's worth. In this case, it works like a charm, especially with Haddish's character, a relative newcomer who nearly runs away with the movie—the way Melissa McCarthy all but stole Bridesmaids. Girls Trip rivals even Bridesmaids in its ability to keep the comic situations coming.” For CinemaBlend, Mike Reyes wrote, “While there's still plenty of time worn clichés in Girls Trip, there is a genuine sense of friendship, and comedy throughout, that make the film one of this summer's most surprising comedies. You can believe that these four women are the best of friends, which is something that's not always easy or focused on in a comedy of this type. Girls Trip has an energy that's undeniable, eventually winning audience members over with a theme of friendship that's well built in the context of the film.”
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