Written December 20, 2012
This was an unexpectedly sweet movie and the previews and trailers don't adequately capture this. Streisand and Rogen have great chemistry and play off each other very well. I saw this in a preview viewing on Dec. 2nd and there were non-stop laughs all the way through by a packed theater. But it is the tenderness of the story and relevance in my own life that is especially moving. I cried nearly as much as I laughed. If you are a mother and have a grown son and can talk him into going, then do it. If not, take a friend. Regardless, don't miss it!
Written July 07, 2015
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 May 25, 2015
Barbara Streisand is fantastic in this movie....she is clever, funny and heartwarming.......I would recommend seeing this movie if you are looking for a really good uplifting family movie.
Written August 28, 2015
While the characters add body to the film. The film lacked interest. Too much lag time between conversations, and too much dialogue that didn't capture excitment. Sentiment was there, but didn't tug at heart strings enough
Written July 31, 2015
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)