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'Girls Trip' review: Raunchy but heartfelt female empowerment

'Girls Trip' review: Raunchy but heartfelt female empowerment

Perfecting the raunchy, randy, female-driven comedy can be a tall order. "Bridesmaids" showed it could be done, though such successes can be few and far between. "Girls Trip" proves to be the heir apparent to "Bridesmaids," a film about female friendship that nails the comedy, the boldness and the heart. There's no need for high concepts or outlandish premises here; all that's necessary is four longtime best friends and a city built for sin.

"The Best Man" and "The Best Man Holiday" director Malcolm D. Lee directs "Girls Trip," and he's clearly a man comfortable navigating an ensemble project. "Black-ish" writer...

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