Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Relationship With 2Pac & 'All Eyez On Me' Biopic

Plays Ryan Pierce Oscar James coiffed the 46-year-old actress Farrah-flipped locks while make-up artist Rea Ann Silva applied her bright coral pout

Plays Ryan Pierce Oscar James coiffed the 46-year-old actress Farrah-flipped locks while make-up artist Rea Ann Silva applied her bright coral pout

Tiffany continued on, telling Jimmy that since the Smiths got dinner the night before, she chose to purchase their swamp tour tickets through Groupon.

This movie - directed by Malcolm D. Lee and co-written by Tracy Oliver and Kenya Barris - is poised to take its place next to Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph's "Bridesmaids" ($169 million), Amy Poehler's and Tina Fey's "Sisters" ($105 million) and Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" ($110 million) as proof that women drinking, brawling and peeing in public are just as amusing as guys when they behave badly.

Directed by Malcolm Lee (The Best Man franchise), Girls Trip is a relentlessly raunchy romp which starts out as a shock comedy before turning into a message movie towards the end.

What makes "Girls Trip" so great is that it shows black women as they are: Unapologetic, carefree, flawed and human.

While the film industry slowly creeps toward something resembling a fair and equal landscape, women remain largely underserved at the multiplex. The beginning of Girls Trip lags a little, with some scenes and gags lasting longer than they need to, but overall it's a fun summer film that gives a different perspective to a type of film not unusual for Hollywood.

Since I saw the film in a theater full of sisters, it's easy for me to report that this female empowerment flick will certainly resonate with its target audience. "Bridesmaids" showed it could be done, though such successes can be few and far between.

Viewing black people through such narrow lenses is not only limiting but can also dangerously affect how people of color are perceived and treated by others.

As the weekend unfolds, the girls party and fight, with other people and among themselves.

"She loves words", says Pinkett Smith of Latifah, who plays a struggling journalist in Girls Trip.

Dina (Tiffany Haddish) and Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith) have been friends since their college days in the '90s.

The film, about four friends - Haddish, Latifah, Regina Hall, and Jada Pinkett Smith - traveling to New Orleans for Essence Fest, was shot on location in NOLA so there were ample opportunities for good times. Ultimately, the film establishes exactly why nothing else matters when maintaining their sisterhood is the only thing that does. That's something I'm constantly having to confront - that missing component that neither one of us has discussed 'cause 'Pac and I's relationship was about survival. You will find out here. What happens in a marriage once you do counselling, the truth comes out. Haddish said. "He goes, 'West Philadelphia.' He goes, 'Ah ha!" "We get so caught up in what we look like, or this image thing". You think you know the person you're with after 15 years, but that's just not true. This plot, like its characters, is over-the-top; but then, everything about Girls Trip is excessive. Responsible mom Lisa (Pinkett Smith) hasn't been with a man since her husband left two years ago. "She said, "Who you goin" with?" "We are enlightening and encouraging and helping each other evolve every day".

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