The Guilt Trip – A Road Trip You’ll Never Forget

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“THE GUILT TRIP” stars Seth Rogen as Andy Brewster, an inventor about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce, played by Barbra Streisand.  After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at Mom’s, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride.  Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than he originally thought.  His mother’s advice might end up being exactly what he needs.  The Guilt Trip is directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Dan Fogelman and produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn and Evan Goldberg.

I love the story behind this film. Dan Fogelman actually had a road trip with his own Mother. A lot of what happens in the film really happened to him! Including his mother taking on an eating challenge with a 50 lb steak. It’s a dynamic that’s never been tackled before in road trip history. The Mother – Son relationship. One that I’m not familiar with seeing as that I have daughters.  But Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand are the perfect match.

Streisand is the best part of this movie. The legend is amazing. She takes the only child, over bearing, nagging mother to a whole other level. She the Mother you picture licking her finger and smearing it on your face even though your 26 years old and are capable of getting it off yourself, sans saliva. Streisand actually came out of “acting retirement” to film this movie. Even though it’s a road trip across the country it’s actually filmed entirely in Malibu. Mrs. Streisand doesn’t like being more than 45 minutes out of the way.

You’ll be laughing the whole movie from the irony of the situations they are put into. It’s in theaters now (December 19th) so go check it out!

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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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