The Guilt Trip

Posted on December 24, 2012


The Guilt Trip – Barbra Streisand is Joyce Brewster, mom to Andy (Seth Rogen). Joyce loves frogs, M&Ms, and shopping at Gap.  Most of all, she loves her son.   She treats him like he’s  10 years old, still buys him underwear, and wonders why he hasn’t yet married.  He’s an organic chemist with a new, safe cleaning product.  When he finds out mom named him after her first boyfriend, he invites her to come along on a cross-country trip to find a buyer for Scioclean and, unknown to her, to visit the ex-boyfriend. 

 It’s not a great storyline at all, but it has several funny parts.  A visit to the Grand Canyon, a visit to a Las Vegas casino, listening to Middlesex on tape, and Joyce eating a 50 oz. steak.  It’s a shame that Ms. Streisand doesn’t do more movies and especially more movies with more meat in them.  But this is a movie you can take the whole family to – it’s light holiday fun.