Queen Latifah, Regina Hall star in raunchy comedy 'Girls Trip'

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ATLANTA GA- JULY 11 Jada Pinkett Smith Will Packer Regina Hall at"Girls Trip Atlanta special screening at SCADshow

The actress, who made a splash in last year's Keanu, is one of the leading stars in the new, woman-fronted comedy Girls Trip alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Regina Hall. The raunchy comedy, directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a script by Black-ish's Kenya Barris, Karen McCullah, Tracy Oliver and Erica Rivinoja is receiving mostly positive reviews, with an 87 percent freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of Thursday afternoon. The themes are so universal - friendship, watching women come together when were going through tough times, and coming together to have a good time... you what I mean, a really good time!

Read on to find out what the critics are saying about the movie.

But first, they have to get Lisa out of her mom clothes and into something that barely covers her naughty bits. Dina (Tiffany Haddish) is the life of the party who curses up a storm but is loyal to a fault.

Like Rooney, Kate Erbland of IndieWire also initially thought Girls Trip would be a Rough Night redo.

Pinkett Smith carries her lithe, 5-foot frame with the poise and confidence of someone much taller.

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The Girl Trip star - who has two children, Jaden, 19, and 16-year-old Willow, with husband Will Smith - has revealed she was into the illegal substances when she first met late rapper Tupac Shakur, who died in September 1996 after being shot four times in a drive-by shooting. If her words and actions happen to get her fired from her job or kicked out of a hotel or roped into bar brawl - all three of which occur in Girls Trip - she moves onto the next confrontation and the next opportunity to have a little fun. Her one complaint, though: "the humor can go too far on the crudeness level". Along with the surprisingly sweet "Bad Moms", from a year ago, "Girls Trip" could help push forward a genre that began with "Bridesmaids" in 2011: the gross-out female comedy with a heart. And hope no one overhears Dina when she announces, "I got drugs up my booty-hole!"

"Girls Trip" stays sober long enough to discuss important things, such as the power of spending time with the people who know you the best. Dina remains her insane self, but let's hope she's gained a bit of self-control. Girls Trip is an example of how wonderful a narrative can turn out when the whole cast buys into it.

"Cohen also appreciates the realistic and relatable characters, calling the group "#friendshipgoals". Regardless of your race or gender, you'll be laughing all the way home. She lives for the moment, without regard for the consequences.

In order to fully understand this movie's stretch beyond a black female version of The Hangover, you've got to understand that Girls Trip's director and producer are geniuses in bringing out simple, yet compelling human nature in their characters. He attributes the problems to the film's screenplay and its "focus on antics and bad language [more] than plot and character development". We've been patiently waiting (to exhale) since 1995 (when Waiting to Exhale was released) for a lovely group of black female friends who love and support one another, despite all of life's ills, as a plotline in a major motion picture.