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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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 December 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

My Mother's Curse  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$37,101,011 (USA) (1 March 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


After leaving Las Vegas,the characters Andy and his mom would drive from Southern California arriving into San Francisco via the eastern entrance, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The movie shows them entering San Francisco from the northern entrance across the Golden Gate Bridge, the more well known bridge, but an out of the way circular route from southern California. See more »


Joyce Brewster: ou know, I spent almost 30 years of my life thinking I didn't matter to someone who mattered a great deal to me. I got the answer I needed. I did. It's like Anita always says.
Andrew Brewster: Oh, God.
Joyce Brewster: When it's meant to be, it's meant to be.
Andrew Brewster: That's actually good advice.
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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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This is not a comedy!
18 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I mean that in the nicest way because honestly the movie was wonderful to watch. There wasn't really anything comedic about this movie in the slightest. Although there are some parts that were quite funny, if you plan to watch this movie, do so with family, not with friends, because this is the kind of movie that is simply telling the story of a mother and her son who have grown distant as time has past and how one thing (trip) manages to bring them closer together. If you're looking for a laugh your butt off type movie watch Bridesmaids or Pitch Perfect. But if you're looking for a heartfelt beautifully told story about family then watch this movie because Barbara Streisand gives her best!

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