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.
All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.
Four best friends, the "Flossy Posse", have grown distant over the years. When lifestyle guru Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall), who is dubbed "the next Oprah", is offered an opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, she decides to bring along her friends to turn her work vacation into a girls' trip. Joining Ryan is Sasha (Queen Latifah), an ex-journalist from Time Magazine who now owns a floundering gossip site and is struggling financially; Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), a nurse and uptight mom who has not had a boyfriend since her divorce years earlier and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), a happy-go-lucky, impulsive party animal who was fired after assaulting a co-worker shortly before the trip. While on the trip, Sasha is sent a tip that shows a picture of a black man's head kissing an Instagram model, presumed to be Ryan's husband, Stewart. The friends are reluctant to tell Ryan, but when Dina spills the news, Ryan shocks them by telling them she is already ...
Homage is paid to Set It Off (1996) which starred Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith during the bar scene. After Ryan's disastrous meeting with Bethany after drinking the absinthe-spiked drinks, the ladies don colorful wigs and enter the local bar. The wigs are the same color and style Latifah, Pinkett-Smith, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise wore during one of the robberies in Set It Off. And, just before they step onto the dance floor, Tiffany Haddish says "Let's set it off". See more »
Shadow on one of the stage members at one point, when the girls are invited backstage. See more »
Sasha Franklin. Of Sasha's Secrets.
Miss Vanzant, it is such an honor to even be in the same...
So, so, come, missy, and let me holler at you for a minute.
Do you know who I am?
Yeah. I just said...
'Cause either you don't know, or some strange affliction has altered the molecular structure of your brain. If you think that you can trash my name and reputation just to make a name for yourself, missy, that is not gonna turn out well for you.
N-No. Look, I'm just the messenger. I thought you looked ...
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