The Guilt Trip

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"Get ready for one mother of a road trip."
  • PG-13
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.8  (39,951)
  • 50

The Guilt Trip is a comedy-drama film directed by Anne Fletcher, which was released in 2012. The movie features an unlikely duo, Joyce Brewster, played by Barbra Streisand, and her son Andy Brewster, played by Seth Rogen. The story follows the two as they embark on a cross-country road trip, selling Andy's latest invention. Andy is an organic chemist who developed an all-natural cleaning product he wants to sell to major retailers. Before embarking on his cross-country trip, he decides to visit his mother in New Jersey. He reveals to his mother that he named the cleaning product after her: "Mom's Miracle."

Initially, Andy is not eager to take his mother with him, but Joyce convinced him to let her join him. Along their journey from New Jersey to San Francisco, they experience all manner of mishaps and arguments, leading to some hilarious and heartwarming moments.

The Guilt Trip isn't just about the road trip itself - the mother-son relationship is at the center of the film. Andy is frustrated with his mother’s overbearing personality while Joyce feels neglected by her son's lack of communication.

However, as they travel across the country in close quarters, their relationship takes on a more emotional tone. Streisand and Rogen play their respective roles wonderfully, adding humor and a sense of endearment as their characters’ complexities unfold throughout the story.

Their first stop is in New Jersey, where they visit Joyce's old flame, Ben Graw, played by Brett Cullen. The scene is hilarious, with Rogen and Streisand bringing their own unique comedic approaches to the moment.

As they head west, Andy introduces his mother to his ex-girlfriend and stays with her family. They later visit the Grand Canyon, where they have a heart to heart conversation.

The highlight of the film is the chemistry between the two leads. It's not just the chemistry, but the way Streisand and Rogen embody their characters, bringing a real sense of authenticity to their roles. This genuine nature of the performances makes the film credible and endearing to the audience.

In terms of visuals, the stunning scenery of the American landscape, including the Grand Canyon, provides a beautiful backdrop for the story to unfold.

Overall, The Guilt Trip is an entertaining and heartwarming journey into the relationship between a mother and her son. The film balances humor and sentimentality, eliciting laughs and emotional resonance in equal measure. While some comedic moments fall short, the performances by Streisand and Rogen ultimately make this movie worth watching.

The Guilt Trip is a 2012 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 50.

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    5.8  (39,951)
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