The Guilt Trip
Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. 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.
This is a cute movie. Barbara Streisand plays the overly protective mother of her only child, a now grown son named Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) who pitches his organic cleaner to various companies without success. His mother, Joyce, is now a widow. When Andy learns he was named after his mother’s ex-flame, he tracks the man’s present location down, San Francisco, and then sets up a cross-country trip with his mother so he can ultimately reunite them as a surprise to her.
His mother’s fussy ways get on Andy’s nerves but she is insightful when it comes to his presentation of his product and she presses him to try it her way as he is getting nowhere fast with his own weak marketing skills. The movie features some really funny moments and a few touching ones as well between mother and son. It is unfortunate that, due to strong language and sexual comments, we are unable to present our Dove Seal to the movie as a family friendly film.