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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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$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 couple in the movie (played by Colin Hanks and Yvonne Strahovski) both played serial killers in Dexter. See more »


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 »


Joyce Brewster: Maybe you need therapy. Yeah. It helps me.
Andrew Brewster: I don't need therapy. And since when do you go to therapy?
Joyce Brewster: Anita and I meet once a week for coffee.
Andrew Brewster: Well, unless you two are meeting a therapist for coffee, then you're not going to therapy. 'Cause Anita's a librarian.
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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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Ignore the Commercials. See Film on it's own Merits
21 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Paramount marketing department would have you think this film is a wacky laugh fest. Which is a pity, since more people would enjoy the film if their expectations were different. They go in thinking the film is one way. When in reality, it's a whole other thing. The film is much more touching, funny, and real. I cared about the two main characters, and how they interacted. I was interested in what was at stake for them. For me, the smaller moments of the film made it enjoyable. It was delightful to see Streisand and Rogen working off each other like they have known each other for years. Be sure to stay for the credits to see just how well they played off each other.

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