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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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K-Mart Receptionist (as Julene Renee-Preciado)
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K-Mart Executive
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Gayle
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Anita
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Diana
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Mature Singles Man
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Mature Singles Woman
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Los Angeles based organic chemist Andrew Brewster has just sunk his life savings into developing and now marketing an environmentally friendly, effective and human safe home cleaning product. Despite these attributes, he is having problems making any sales to distributors and retailers. He has planned a cross country business trip via automobile to make sales pitches to various companies along the way, starting in New York City and ending in Las Vegas. While in New York, Andy plans to stay with his overbearing mother, New Jersey residing Joyce Brewster, with who he has a love/hate relationship and who he does not see very often anymore. He doesn't want to tell her of his sales failures thus far as he knows she will only add more than her two-cents into the matter, which he doesn't want. Joyce's focus of attention is on Andy's single status and what looks to be his stalled romantic life, out of which again he wants her to stay. Widowed when Andy was eight, Joyce has never remarried or ... Written by Huggo

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Get ready for one mother of a road trip

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Comedy | Drama

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

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My Mother's Curse  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$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 »

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: 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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References Love Actually (2003) See more »

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Red Ragtop
Written by Jason White
Performed by Tim McGraw
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A second rate movie despite the stellar cast

How is it possible that when you put together an esteemed actress with the ambassador of a new generation comedy that you get a second rate movie? For starters this film started off as a wannabe comedy. It was as if the cast were trying their hardest to make us laugh but it just did not work. The obsessive neurotic mother with the geeky kind of son was somewhat off for laughs.

Then the conversation developed, the story unfolded but despite the charm and warmth it conveyed as well as being engaging, it never really went beyond making the audience smile, so the supposed comedy never happened which is a shame as the ingredients were there.


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