The raucous and raunchy “Girls Trip” shows surprising heart and depth.
R-rated films like “The Hangover” and “Bridesmaids” set the standard for modern comedy raunch, and “Girls Trip” proudly displays its outrageous comic ribaldry. What’s surprising is how much heart this film has as well. The script concerning four college friends reconnecting on a girls’ trip to New Orleans is written by women and it shows. All of the main characters are complex, they’re in their 40’s, and each has a unique arc. And the story doesn’t blanch from confronting issues of infidelity, fertility and faith. It is a surprisingly rich and deep film, especially for one that does such naughty things with a grapefruit and banana.