There is an admirable attempt in the Malcolm D. Lee directed Girls Trip to mix humor with a more serious story of friends overcoming personal and professional adversity with one another’s help. However, the attempt is not terribly successful.

This tale of four friends from college reuniting years later for a trip to New Orleans for the Essence Festival may have some laughs along the way, but it is all too easy and obvious, with telegraphed jokes and story elements. The movie (the screenplay is from Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver, with a story by Erica Rivinoja and Barris & Oliver) does have a group of funny, talented women playing the four main characters, but it rarely feels worthy of their talents.

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