Written May 27, 2016
The best laughs were in the TV advertisements. Barbra Steisand is excellent as the neurotic Mother. Seth Rogen is good at being the continuously anxious, socially uncomfortable and unaware son who is trying to pitch a product with no idea how to accomplish his goal. Interesting trip across country with some expected outcomes. Not what I would recommend for a good set of laughs, more moments of anxiousness watching people stumble round each other. Would wait till on pay per view of NetFlix
Written November 30, 2015
I enjoyed THE GUILT TRIP a lot. It is a very sweet film. Don't let the trailers fool you into believing it's a raucous FOCKERS-like comedy. There's no dirty jokes or special effects or explosions in The Guilt Trip—just some great Streisand/Rogen chemistry ... and a big heart.
It's a small movie about a mother and a son.
And what a pleasure to see Barbra back on the big screen! As Joyce, she hits all the right notes. Barbra is so relaxed and natural in the movie. Rogen plays "embarrassed son" well, and his character does some growing up over the coarse of the movie.
Bring your mom, a date, or a friend. The end is touching and might bring a tear to your eye.
Written May 30, 2016
Showing a relationship between mother and son, sweet, touching, funny, sincere. She always wants the best for him, and him for her, but living with some pre-contrived notions about him as well as herself. They both learn and grow from there week journey across the country; just a nice movie as compared with some of the nonsense out there.
Written December 04, 2016
I was disappointed in this film, it is slow from start to finish. The acting is fine; but nothing great. The storyline is OK yet mundane. There's not much more to say or review. There is no excitement or suspence to remark on. It's simply a slow non eventful film. Sorry I couldn't add to the hype on this film. I would pass on it at the theater and the DVD when released.
Written October 01, 2016
i liked the movie a lot. the suttle humor from the son may have been missed by some but i thought it was very funny.
i felt sorry for the "daughter" who's sole line was basically "hi, i'm Joyce" had such a small part. but, a part that brought the whole movie together and shocked everybody. (i think)