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Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand have enough chemistry to drive a solidly assembled comedy; unfortunately, The Guilt Trip has a lemon of a script and is perilously low on comedic fuel. Read critic reviews
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Dec 14, 2014In "The Guilt Trip," Andy(Seth Rogen) has just invented an organic cleaner that he plans to peddle to corporate stores around the country. While doing so, he also plans to bring along his mother Joyce(Barbra Streisand), not only to get her out of the house but also because he has also located her first love still alive in San Francisco. You know you're in trouble if in trying to make a comedy, the best scene is a serious one, hinting at where the overall tone of "The Guilt Trip" should have been in the first place. I mean Seth Rogen has shown he has been able to drama and comedy before but shows he has no idea here of how to be the straight man and Barbra Streisand's once great comic instincts have apparently atrophied to very little over the decades. That leaves it to Brett Cullen to steal the scene he is in, with another highlight involving a strip club. Because otherwise all you are left with are the cliches of the road movie genre, with the accompanying overwhelming product placement. The saddest thing is this might be the closest we come to a big screen adaptation of "Middlesex."Walter M Super Reviewer
Aug 08, 2013I was very disappointed in this movie, as the previews were better then the movie, its a shame when you have to show all the comedy in the preview's to draw a sucker like me in to watch the whole movie. I will say that Barbra Streisand still has it after all these years, but a true New Yorker with her New Yorker accent reminded me of my Mother- In- Law. Sorry Barbra you only get 2 stars from me. 7-15-13Bruce B Super Reviewer
Jun 20, 2013Don't let the critics for you on this one, The Guilt Trip is a highly talented and down to earth comedy. I honestly didn't expect much after watching the trailer and seeing the cast, I expected comedy cliche, a film with fart jokes and perverted moments to bring laughs. Not at all, while this did have some sexual jokes, this was overall just lighthearted humor, which has plenty of laughs. Writer Dan Fogelman (who wrote Crazy, Stupid, Love) really did a good job on this, director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) carried along his work well. I liked both Rogen and Streisand together, and I never looked at the clock during this movie. Always nice to run into an underrated gem like this.Daniel D Super Reviewer
Jun 18, 2013I thought that this movie was sweet....maybe it helps that I have always been a Barbra Streisand fan. Pairing her with Rogen was a good match, and together they manage a touching portrayal of a mother-son relationship. Their road trip together was delightful, and the storyline was enjoyable.Cynthia S Super Reviewer
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