The Guilt Trip
Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Brett Cullen, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott, Miriam Margolyes, Kathy Najimy, Nora Dunn, Yvonne Strahovski, Casey Wilson, Dale Dickey, Ari Graynor, Jeff Kober, Analeis Lorig, Brandon Keener
Synopsis: Before embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime road trip, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) pays a visit to his overbearing mother, Joyce (Barbra Streisand). That proves to be a big mistake; Andy caves in under pressure to take his mom along for the ride. Early on -- as the miles roll by -- Andy feels nothing but aggravation at her antics. Eventually however, he comes to realize that they have more in common than he first thought and that Joyce's wisdom might be just what he needs.
Barbra Streisand returns to the big screen here, and the result is not bad. Streisand plays Joyce, the long-widowed mother of inventor Andy (Seth Rogen). Out of guilt, Andy asks Joyce to accompany him on a work trip. The secret mission is to hook up Joyce with a long-lost beau. A tight if formulaic script does well enough, but the performers here do a lot of the lifting. It's a sweet movie, in its way.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune