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.
Artie and Diane agree to look after their three grandkids when their type-A helicopter parents need to leave town for work. Problems arise when the kids' 21st-century behavior collides with Artie and Diane's old-school methods.
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.
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his widowed mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his unhappily married brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.
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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