23 July 2017 | champjohnson29
Hilarious from beginning to end!
I am not one to go to the theater to see a comedy. I prefer big budget Hollywood blockbusters, science fiction, etc. but I love all Jada, Queen, and Regina so I wanted to support (plus I got free tickets to an advanced screening, so why not LOL). Low and behold, I have never laughed so hard at a comedy movie in a very long time and I mean like laugh out loud, ugly noise funny.
While everyone has funny moments throughout the film, the real star of the show is Tiffany Haddish. She delivers the funniest one liners, punchlines, every-lines. She was definitely the highlight.
Now I will say that for most avid movie goers, the plot isn't too original. If you are a comedy lover then you have definitely seen a version of this movie before; four friends who have lost their mojo go on a fun filled weekend where everything that could go wrong does go wrong. Their friendship is tested and their lives are changed forever. Nothing too unique but the characters and the setting make it enjoyable to watch. I thought that the writers choosing such a prestigious event like Essence Festival as the backdrop of the storyline was genius and much needed. It's great that the world can see inside such a huge cultural event for the black community.
Of course, this movie will be donned (by some) as a "black movie" but it's nothing of the sort. Many themes and jokes are definitely inspired by a culture birthed from the black community but the film can be enjoyed by all races and adult ages. I was even surprised when I got the the advanced screening to see so many diverse faces and age groups. Plus the theater erupted in laughter the entire time.
I definitely recommend this film. You won't be disappointed. It's the funnies thing I have seen since Key and Peele's show!