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THE GUILT TRIP

 
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At Theaters: 12/19/2012 On Video: 4/30/2013
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 35 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600026
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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Andy Brewster is an inventor who lives in Los Angeles. He's come up with an amazing organic cleaner but can't get anyone interested in manufacturing it. Andy plans a business trip to promote the product and decides to take his recently-widowed mother along for the ride. She's been despondent since his father died, so he comes up with a great idea - during the trip he'll surprise her with a stop in San Francisco, where one of her ex-flames lives.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This comedy is truly a vehicle for its two top-billed stars, Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, as it's basically a two-character piece with all other actors and roles passing through briefly. Fans of Rogen though may be disappointed that he is basically a secondary straight man and this is more of showcase for Streisand, and this is more in line of a sentimental, older female-targeted comedy than his more raucous, young male-oriented work. Some language and suggestive humor make the film inappropriate for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Barbra Streisand MEET THE FOCKERS, THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES
Seth Rogen KNOCKED UP, THE GREEN HORNET
Director: Anne Fletcher THE PROPOSAL, 27 DRESSES
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Production Notes Heading
About the Production
Hitting the road... with Mom
Rogen Takes the Wheel
Streisand Brings the Guilt -- and the Emotion
En Route
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 8 S-words; 1 GD; a couple of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief clothed sexy dancing.
VIOLENCE: A punch.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks; physical gags; suggestive gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average Guilt Trip isn't bad but it's not very good, either. It's the kind of thing you might not turn off if you stumbled upon it on cable late at night,...

Washington Post Full Review
Below Average 'The Guilt Trip,' Anne Fletcher's lifeless comedy about an overbearing mother and her exasperated adult son, has no flawlessly delivered punch lines. It doesn't even have a hangnail.

NY Post Full Review
Average I expected better from screenwriter Dan Fogelman, who did the sprightly and original 'Crazy, Stupid, Love,' but the bigger surprise is that a talent like Rogen would consent to be reduced to the straight man in this vaudeville act.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 58 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
3
Fairly Low
100%
13-19Teens (F)
6
Fairly Low
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
1
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
19
High
95%
30+Adults (F)
26
High
96%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 58 moviegoers:
These moviegoer reviews are about as mixed as the critic reviews. It seems some really enjoyed it while others felt it was only, at best, an average movie.
TEENS:The three males rated "The Guilt Trip" as an average movie. Two-thirds of the ladies also rated it average. The other third of the ladies really enjoyed it, rating it "Excellent."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Two of the three males rated it above average. The other male, and the one female, rated it average.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are nearly identical. About half loved it ("Fantastic" and "Excellent" reviews) with a few more enjoying it very much ("Very Good" reviews). Unfortunately, a very large percentage only rated it "Good/Average" which isn't bad but it's also not great. Also, an important positive is the fact that no one disliked "The Guilt Trip."

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