Movies – Guilt Trip

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Mama, don’t let your boys grow up to be cowboys, or better yet, organic chemists.  In this fun tale, you see Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is on a mission to sell his discovered organic cleaning product and find a distributor. In a caring move, he invites his mother Joyce Brewster (Barbra Streisand) to come along for the eight day cross country trip.

Most movies feature two guys or girls on a crazy road trip, but never a mother and son. Freud was right: we all have mother issues and Andy finally deals with his overbearing mother as he sets out to discover his own identity.

This movie is fun, touching, and is above the bond between mother and son. In the preview I saw, I took my own mother and she enjoyed it.

In a special live simulcast with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, they took questions about the Road Trip.

According to Streisand, she was pursued by director Ann Fletcher for the role. It was not until she read the script out loud with her own son that she fell in love with the role. Streisand did a phenomenal job and you get the feeling that the role is way below her pay grade.  They did accommodate all her requests. All the scenes were shot within forty five minutes of her house in Malibu, California and she did not even have to drive. According to the pop diva, she has not driven for over a decade.

She was also asked if she would ever like to take a road trip with someone and she said Marlon Brando. She did take a day trip with him once to check out the desert wild flowers once and had fun.

When asked if Babs had any resemblance with his real life mother, Rogen said that they are both strong Jewish women, but that his mother resembled more a past character that Streisand played in Meet the Fockers. His mother is a Jewish hippie type of woman.

Guilt Trip opens December 19th, perfect for the holiday season and a fun tale of love, joy, and celebrating life. In the end it will make you appreciate your mother and the characters discovered that they were more alike than different.

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