Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.
Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.
The Paramount marketing department were so certain that Barbra Streisand would gain a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, that not only did they put out an ad congratulating her victory, but posted it online moments before the nominations were announced, only to be swiftly pulled when Streisand ended up without the nod. See more »
In the first hotel room, Joyce turns off the lamp, and it is clear that she is not actually flipping a practical switch, but making a finger motion to cue the light change. See more »
During the credits, more is shown of Andy and his mother dealing with each other during the long drive, that is, several of Rogen and Streisand's comic improvisations. The 'mini-screen' moves a few times to make room for the credits. See more »
These days, people want vulgarity in their comedies. This is apparent with how well Appatow films do in the box office. Now, I'm not saying that I don't like raunchy comedies. In fact, 'Superbad' is one of my favourite movies.
I just don't understand why films like 'The Guilt Trip' get such negative responses from the audience and critics alike. Sure, this wasn't a cinematic masterpiece but neither was 'This Is 40' and that is getting a better response than 'The Guilt Trip' is.
Although I wasn't laughing out loud all the way through, the film made me think of my own relationship with my mother. I had a great time with 'The Guilt Trip' and would recommend it to anyone that is fed up with today's standards of comedy.
Funny, real, and honest. 7/10 - Thanks for reading.
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