THE GUILT TRIP
About the Production
"You want to drive cross country with me?"
-- Joyce Brewster
This holiday season, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the mother of all road trips . . . when he is guilted into bringing his mom, Joyce (Barbra Streisand), along for the ride on a cross-country adventure that careens through comical curves on the way to a surprising connection.
Across 3,000 miles and 8 days of shifting American landscape, Andy will be flummoxed, freaked out, analyzed, annoyed and lured into one anxiety-cranking situation after another by the woman who knows him -- or rather, nudges him -- better than anyone. But the farther they go, the closer he gets to realizing he has more in common with mom than he ever imagined. And now, as they approach Andy's dreamed-of destination, it turns out that a little unsolicited mother's advice might be just what a down-and-out guy most needs to turn his life around.
The hilarious twists, sudden turns and emotionally bumpy terrain of an epic mother-son journey are brought to life in THE GUILT TRIP by the one of the most unlikely pairings in recent movie history: the affably charming star of hit teen buddy comedies, Seth Rogen (50/50, KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), united with the legendary actress, artist, filmmaker and Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand.
As Andy Brewster, Rogen plays a struggling young inventor searching for a lucky break. As his mother Joyce, Streisand is a pesky parent and vibrant widow ready to unravel her lonely lifestyle. But when they come together in the front seat of a sub-compact, with years of family habits and secrets between them, it shakes up both their lives. Director Anne Fletcher (THE PROPOSAL, 27 DRESSES) turns one of life's most awkward situations -- unthinkably close quarters with a parent -- into a series of funny, relatable, and poignant moments that anyone who ever tangled with family bonds will recognize.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Michaels/Goldwyn production of an Anne Fletcher film, THE GUILT TRIP. The film is written by Dan Fogelman (CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.) and produced by Lorne Michaels & John Goldwyn and Evan Goldberg. The executive producers are Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Mary McLaglen, Dan Fogelman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Evan Goldberg and Paul Schwake. The behind-the-camera crew includes cinematographer Oliver Stapleton (THE PROPOSAL), production designer Nelson Coates (FLIGHT), costume designer Danny Glicker (UP IN THE AIR), editors Dana E. Glauberman (YOUNG ADULT) and Priscilla Nedd-Friendly (THE PROPOSAL) and music by Christophe Beck (CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE., THE HANGOVER).
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