The Guilt Trip (2012)
Starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand
Directed by Anne Fletcher
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
No one is more surprised than me that I enjoyed The Guilt Trip. The film is simple enough -- perhaps too simple -- with a mother and son traveling cross country getting on each other's last nerves, but predictably realizing their love for each other by the end. Still, there's a surprising amount of heart that I found refreshing and comforting.
I'm not sure I've ever actually seen a movie with Barbara Streisand in it other than the Meet the Parents series, but she actually won me over here. I may need to check out some of her other films to see if the Hollywood love affair with her stems from more than just her liberal politics. Seth Rogen was also good, although admittedly I'm not quite sure this role was much of a stretch for him.
Still, The Guilt Trip is the kind of movie you can sit down and watch with your mom -- as I did -- and actually both enjoy.
The RyMickey Rating: B