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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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My Mother's Curse  »

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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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This movie was meant to be "for airplanes only" when Seth Rogen made the admission about it during an interview on the podcast "Doug Loves Movies" See more »

Goofs

When Andy and Joyce first ring the doorbell on the house in San Francisco, the shot is of them from outside the house and their voices and the bell sound accordingly. When they ring the bell the second time, the shot is from inside, and their voices thus sound like they are on the other side of the door, correctly. However, the bell still sounds as though the microphone were still outside. 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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Crazy Credits

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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References Mr. Bean (1990) See more »

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Down Yonder
Written by Doc Watson
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Funny, real, and honest.
29 December 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

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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