"The Guilt Trip"
Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 35 minutes.
Rogen and Barbra Streisand in Paramount Pictures' "The
Guilt Trip" - 2012
Well we haven't seen
a Barbra Streisand movie in ages. In Guilt Trip, she plays an
overbearing mother in the lead role with her son, Andy, played
by Seth Rogen. As Andy only visits her mother once a year, he
invites her to come on a road trip with him. She excitedly accepts,
thinking this will be the trip of a lifetime.
While Andy tries to
pitch his invention of Scioclean, an environmentally-friendly
cleaning solution, to many stores going across the country such
as Kmart, Costco, Ace Hardware, etc. Not having any luck with
the product, Joyce (Barbra Streisand) tags along interfering with
the executives of the companies and giving her son advice. She
talks too much and babies her son, which is embarrassing to say
One day, Joyce tells
her son about a boy she went out with before she met Andy's father,
and Andy looks him up on the internet and finds out he is still
single, and integrates seeing him as the final lap of the trip.
Once finding this out, Joyce feels betrayed and thought Andy just
wanted some quality time with his mother. Not knowing of the scheme,
she is hurt but as she thinks about it, she is also curious.
Also starring in this
movie are Julene Renee-Preciado, Zabryna Guevara, John Funk, Robert
Curtis Brown, Kathy Najimy, Miriam Margolyes, Rose Abdoo, Tom
Virtue, Vivian Vanderwerd, Worth Howe, Vicki Goldsmith, Matthew
Levinson and Joseph Levinson. Detroit's own Anne Fletcher directed
"The Guilt Trip." She is best known for directing films
such as "The Proposal," "27 Dresses" and "Step
From what I understand,
the movie never really went cross country, but filmed at a sound
stage in Malibu, even though you see scenes like the Memphis,
Tenn., the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It is rated
PG-13 for language and some risque material.
I found the movie entertaining
and realized how I missed Barbra Streisand in movies. This movie
is somewhat comical and I would recommend it.
Look for "The
Guilt Trip" in theaters right now and on DVD beginning on
Tuesday, April 30.
by Paramount Pictures
Guilt Trip" movie poster