The Guilt Trip

Theatrical Release: December 19, 2012
The Guilt Trip


Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompany him than his overbearing mother Joyce. 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 mother’s advice might end up being exactly what he needs.

Dove Review

This is a cute movie. Barbara Streisand plays the overly protective mother of her only child, a now grown son named Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) who pitches his organic cleaner to various companies without success. His mother, Joyce, is now a widow. When Andy learns he was named after his mother’s ex-flame, he tracks the man’s present location down, San Francisco, and then sets up a cross-country trip with his mother so he can ultimately reunite them as a surprise to her.

His mother’s fussy ways get on Andy’s nerves but she is insightful when it comes to his presentation of his product and she presses him to try it her way as he is getting nowhere fast with his own weak marketing skills. The movie features some really funny moments and a few touching ones as well between mother and son. It is unfortunate that, due to strong language and sexual comments, we are unable to present our Dove Seal to the movie as a family friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: During the credits a comment about penetrative sex; a comment about rape; sexual innuendos and a few sexual comments; characters listen to CD book which mentions sex; a lesbian comment.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-22; For G's Sake-1; J-1; S-10; F-1; Slang for male genitalia-1; H-1; Geez-1; Sucks-1
Violence: A couple of characters punch each other.
Drugs: Beer drinking in several scenes; alcohol; bar scenes; strip club with drinks.
Nudity: Cleavage; bare midriff; woman in strip club scantily dressed.
Other: A character speaks with disrespect to his mother but she puts him in his place and he apologizes later on.


Company: Paramount
Writer: Dan Fogelman
Director: Anne Fletcher
Producer: Evan Goldberg
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 95 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Kathy Najimy
Reviewer: Edwin L.Carpenter