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The Guilt Trip

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The Guilt Trip

Anne Fletcher (2013)

95min
12 Certificate
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Our Score
In this gently humorous road movie with a twist, Seth Rogen plays an organic chemist heading out on a make-or-break journey across America to pitch a wonder cleaning product he's invented. When his domineering mother (Barbra Streisand) reveals she still harbours thoughts of her first love as a teenager, Rogen decides to take her along, secretly tracking down her former beau in the hope she may find happiness in her autumn years. The tale motors by at a brisk pace, albeit fairly predictably, with director Anne Fletcher stopping off to fill up at the requisite comic and redemptive points. It never quite delivers juggernaut-sized laughs, but the sharp-tongued sparring between the two leads pops and fizzes throughout, with Streisand in particular showing she's still an intuitive and naturalistic comedian.

Summary

An inventor driving across America to demonstrate his new cleaning product stops off at his mother's house along the way. He impulsively invites her to accompany him on the rest of his journey, but soon has cause to regret spending eight days on the road with his overbearing parent. Comedy, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen.

Cast & Crew

Joyce Brewster Barbra Streisand
Andrew Brewster Seth Rogen
Andrew Margolis Jr Adam Scott
Rob Colin Hanks
Ben Graw Brett Cullen
Anita Miriam Margolyes
Jessica Yvonne Strahovski
Gayle Kathy Najimy
Amy Nora Dunn
Director Anne Fletcher
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Guidance: Swearing, sexual references. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 8 Mar 2013

Comedy

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