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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.

Director:

Anne Fletcher

Writer:

Dan Fogelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Joyce Brewster
Seth Rogen ... Andrew Brewster
Julene Renee ... K-Mart Receptionist (as Julene Renee-Preciado)
Zabryna Guevara ... K-Mart Executive
John Funk ... K-Mart Executive
Robert Curtis Brown ... K-Mart Executive
Kathy Najimy ... Gayle
Miriam Margolyes ... Anita
Rose Abdoo ... Diana
Tom Virtue ... Mature Singles Man
Vivian Vanderwerd Vivian Vanderwerd ... Mature Singles Woman
Worth Howe ... Bob
Vicki Goldsmith ... Young Joyce
Matthew Levinson Matthew Levinson ... Toddler Andy
Joseph Levinson Joseph Levinson ... Toddler Andy
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Mother's Curse See more »

Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,390,000, 23 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,134,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,860,614
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Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Close to the end of the film, when they leave after meeting with Andy Margolis, to the right you can see The Halliwell Manor, the house from Charmed (1998). See more »

Goofs

On the way to see her old boy friend, Joyce uses Ben's name, not Andy's, when she is talking about not having seen him in thirty years. See more »

Quotes

Joyce Brewster: I wasn't meant to be with Andy Margolis. You see? I was meant to meet him, but I was meant to marry your father. Because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have had you. Don't you see, Andy? It was always you. You're the love of my life, baby. It will always be you.
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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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It's All Good
Written by Gary Don Smith
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Glad I stuck with it!
14 May 2013 | by daria b.See all my reviews

I almost turned this off about a half hour in; I couldn't figure out how a comedy with Streisand and Rogen couldn't be sharp & fresh and frankly, the first 30minutes or so seemed sort of dull and tired.

Anyhow, as says my summary, I'm happy I stuck it out because it picked up, came together a bit and turned into a really sweet, funny and thoughtful movie, with a lovely ending thankfully NOT so pat and perfect that it makes you want to barf.

Streisand and Rogen have an easy and convincing mother-son chemistry and naturally it is always a kick watching Streisand transform from a serious, self-controlled operatic diva into these goofy, playful, self-deprecating comedic roles.


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