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The Guilt Trip (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 December 2012 (USA)
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As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.

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As inventor Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, a quick stop at his mom's house turns into an unexpected cross-country voyage with her along for the ride.

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Get ready for one mother of a road trip

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Rated PG-13 for language and some risque material | See all certifications »

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19 December 2012 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,290,629 (USA) (21 December 2012)

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$37,101,011 (USA) (1 March 2013)
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In the movie, Joyce is said to have given birth to Andy while in her 20s. In reality Barbra Streisand is 40 years older than Seth Rogen. See more »

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The 50-ounce steak is described in subsequent dialogue as a "4 1/2 pound steak." A 4 1/2 pound steak is 72 ounces. A 50-ounce steak is 3 pounds, 2 ounces. See more »

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Joyce Brewster: I want the salad dressing on the side... it's a weight watchers thing.
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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 »

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I think the reviewers didn't watch it all the way through
5 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At the beginning of the movie I would agree with some of the sentiments of the reviewers (see the scathing reviews on Rotten Tomatoes), however I stuck with it and was rewarded.

The second half really picks up and everything comes to frankly a touching and satisfying conclusion with great performances.

Which just confirms that many reviewers must have skipped out after only watching about 30 minutes of the movie and reviewed it based on the first weakest segment.

As the movie progresses the performances, the chemistry between Rogan and Streisand, the story and the comedy takes off and it becomes the movie you hoped it would be. It really has a heart, you just need to be patient for it to come along. Hang in there ;-)

Filmmakers take note - you HAVE to grab your audience in the first 20-30 minutes, especially if some of them are jaded reviewers watching screener DVDs that they might just skip if they get the least bit bored and publish a scathing review as punishment.


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