In Anne Fletcher's family comedy, Barbra Streisand plays Joyce Brewster, a sixtysomething widow who has given up on men and seems to spend most of her free time phoning her son Andrew (Seth Rogen), a chemist who has created an all-natural cleaning solution that he's bet his career on and is trying to sell to retailers (a wager that he's losing thus far). As the movie opens, Andrew returns home to spend some time with his mom before going on a cross-country road trip to pitch his product in various cities, ending with a trip to Las Vegas where he'll shoot a Home Shopping Network demo. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
I watched the full movie here ----------> http://tiny.cc/movie784
(that link is for those who haven't watched it yet)
Anyway, what can I say? this movie definitely made me love the characters and I can relate!! Just some minor plots that are ridicuous I didnt like.. anyway, 5/5 stars for this movie!!
Truly awful, unfunny dud that wastes the talent of the enormously talented Barbra Streisand. I wonder if she even read the script before she decided to executive produce and star. Seth Rogan also wasted. An interminable roadtrip well worth avoiding. Better luck next time Babs.
It's her first starring role since "The Mirror Has Two Faces" in 1996, and for me (a fan for 50 years), that's PLENTY of reason to get in line. If it wasn't enough reason, "The Guilt Trip" might have been tough sledding. It's NOT the Jewish Mother farce you're probably hoping for...the laughs are mild at best, and the chemistry between Barbra and Rogen is a bit forced. There are nice moments throughout (the steakhouse sequence is a hoot), but mostly I'm left wondering (and this goes back to her two Fockers flicks as well)...she's probably turning down 200 scripts for each one she accepts - what did she see in this one?? I've been trying to light fires on the internet to get her to do Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard" while she can still play 50 (which, at this moment, SHE CAN...lookin' GOOD, girlfriend!). In the meantime, this'll do.