Written August 27, 2014
If you want a feel good movie that doesn't come together until the last four minutes, then this is fir you. Sen.t,h is a little underplayed, but Streisand does not go over the top showing restraint. A great diversion if you like Babs who can show more acting ability with a look, or an eyebrow arch, than most modern "actors"
Written September 23, 2014
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 June 18, 2013
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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