Whoohoohoohoooooo hoohoohoo hoohoohoooo hoo. Whoohoohoohoooooo hoohoohoo hoohoo Barbara Streisand.
Sorry. Just had to get that out of my system. So now we return you to your regularly scheduled programme, which seems to a buddy/road trip comedy releasing on Christmas Day and targeting that ever elusive demographic of people who like both jokes about penises and rape, and who’ve also watched What’s Up, Doc? enough times to know all the dialogue.
Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce (Barbara Streisand). After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom’s, Andy is guilted into bringing her along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantly aggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than he originally thought. His mothers advice might end up being exactly what he needs.
While Barbara Streisand has a bit of a better track record, both she and Seth Rogen are extremely hit and miss comic actors for me, and with Guilt Trip this seems to be leaning towards the latter. The film just looks to be one of those that try to please everybody and end up amusing nobody. Now that may just be the fault of a rather flat trailer, but at this point I’m making no plans to go see this with my mom.
Last Updated: October 4, 2012