R | | Comedy, Drama
When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.
The words "Thug Life" are written on the wall of a crude, run-down motel upon the girls' arrival. "Thug Life" is a sentiment late rapper Tupac Shakur popularized during most of his rap career and he even had it tattooed across his stomach. Jada Pinkett Smith (who plays "Lisa Cooper") and Shakur were childhood friends.
I am strong. I am powerful. I am beautiful.
When Lisa is FaceTiming her kids, she tells them she's about to go see a man sing. When the ladies toast with the hurricanes that Dina has spiked with Absinthe, they toast to Friday night. The ladies don't go see Ne-Yo sing until Saturday night.
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