Girls Trip parents guide: This rated-R comedy is not a trip you'll want to take with your girls (or boys)

This ensemble-led comedy film is not for young kids to see on family movie night.
Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Girls Trip" - Arrivals
Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Girls Trip" - Arrivals / Barry King/GettyImages

Spring is here and so are some new additions to streaming service Netflix! And one of them happens to be the beloved classic comedy Girls Trip.

Girls Trip is led by powerhouse comedic actresses Queen Latifah (Hustle), Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Resurrections), Regina Hall (Me Time), and Tiffany Haddish (Haunted Mansion) who star as a foursome who travel across the country in order to make it to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. The film premiered in theaters on July 21, 2017, and performed incredibly well, grossing $140.9 million at the international box office. It was the first film written by an African-American female screenwriter to cross the $100 million mark at the box office.

Malcolm D. Lee directs the feature which is co-produced by both Will Packer Productions and Perfect World Pictures and distributed by Universal Pictures. The Girls Trip screenwriters are Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. The story of the film is based on real experiences from both Oliver and writer Erica Rivinoja's friend group.

So, is this a girls trip that you want your young kids to come along on the ride for? Read on to see our breakdown of Girls Trip and its R age rating.

Girls Trip Parents Guide: Explaining The R Age Rating

Girls Trip has an R rating based on the elements of crude and sexual content throughout, pervasive language, brief graphic nudity, and drug material. Knowing that should already give you insight into what to expect with this film.

Sex and Nudity: Let's cut to the chase. Girls Trip boasts a sex-positive message, particularly for middle aged woman, and showcases four older women who are letting loose on this trip. You can just tell from the poster that this film is going to throw in as many sexual innuendos as possible. It truly is the raunchy, rowdy comedy that you expect it to be, complete with frontal nudity, graphic jokes about oral intercourse, frequent discussion of body parts, and casual sex. There are some prostitution references as well.

Violence: The violence in this film is strictly comedic. Haddish's character Dina is usually the one to inflict violence on other characters in the film. Her aggressive behavior plays a part in her actions. For example, in one scene, which illustrates Dina's backstory, she is seen hitting a coworker after they steal her lunch. She also threatens a man multiple times.

Language: Of course, you'll find some explicit language in a film like this. Ranging from everyday curse words to derogatory attacks and let's not forget the. While we don't want to list out every single word heard, you're going to get an earful of different characters saying terms that include the "f" word," "f--king," "s--t," etc.

Drinking and Drugs:  You'll see characters talk about getting blackout drunk, and scenes of characters drinking everything from beer to cocktails to wine. It truly never ends. There are characters who are visibly drunk as well and a few who urinate publicly. Marijuana is also mentioned in the film.

Overall Verdict: What Age Is Girls Trip Appropriate For?

If you're watching this movie with anyone under the age of 17, you may want to think twice. However, if you decide to watch and can get past the sexual innuendos and some other scenes, you'll find that Girls Trip is actually a story about having supportive friends who will help you through both the good and the bad times. If you can appreciate that, then this may be a good watch for you, but as a parent or caregiver, don't let the young ones see this flick until they're of age.

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