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The Guilt Trip

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Anne Fletcher

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About the Movie

“Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are the perfect comedy duo"* as they embark on one mother of a road trip! The plan for a quick stop at Mom’s takes a sudden turn when an impulse compels Andy (Seth Rogen) to invite his mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), on an 8-day, 3,000 mile, journey across the country. But the farther they go, the closer they get and Andy may realize that they have more in common than he ever imagined.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 124
  • Fresh: 47
  • Rotten: 77
  • Average Rating: 5.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: "The Guilt Trip" is tripe, but it's tripe that knows its audience. Seriously, take your mother. It'll be a mitzvah. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Dec 19, 2012

Rotten: Andrew [Rogen], who has invented an organic cleaning compound, pitches it to retailers in a succession of meetings across the country that have no grounding in any known reality. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Dec 21, 2012

Rotten: [A] lifeless comedy about an overbearing mother and her exasperated adult son ... – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Dec 19, 2012

Rotten: [It] doesn't take every predictable detour, but it takes enough that the movie never ceases to feel overly familiar. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Dec 19, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Barbra Streisand is the best

When I first heard of this movie I thought wow Barbra is back doing a movie and she's traveling across the country! But she didn't travel it was all Hollywood magic


"The Guilt Trip" is really more of a guilty pleasure than anything else. It stars Seth Rogen as an inventor who plans to drive cross-country in order to pitch his latest product. He invites his overbearing mom (Barbara Streisand) along in an attempt to fix her up with a past boyfriend in San Francisco (and of course, things don't exactly go according to plan). Rogen and Streisand share an easy chemistry as a charmingly dysfunctional mother-son duo who can never seem to agree on anything. Unfortunately, the comic talents are largely wasted in a formulaic plot that feels all too familiar. Still, the flick does benefit from a few undeniably funny moments and some heartfelt scenes of mother-son bonding. Even if the script is packed with one too many sentimental clichés, this is still a fun little movie to watch if you're in the mood for some lighthearted laughs. Take it for what it is, and you'll have a pretty good time.

Barbra is amazing!!!

Barbra is back and this movie is really cute! It's mostly for a mom and her son to watch. It reminded me of how me and m mother act on road trips. It's funny and will laugh and cry a very heartfelt movie. It's worth watching! I took my own mom to the mouse to see this and he liked it. I love you Barbra Streisand your my idol and I love everything you do!! Xoxo. Charlie Matanane. Escondido,CA

The Guilt Trip
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  • $6.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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