Question: Have you seen any of the Holiday released movies with your family?
Based on coming attractions we saw Guilt Trip. Guilt Trip is a story about a mom and her grown son. They live on opposite coasts. Through numerous cell phone calls she stays in overbearingly close touch with him. He is about to embark on a journey cross country to sell a product he has invented. He starts this trip with a quick visit to mom and through unexpected circumstances ends up inviting her on this road trip.
Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Barbara Streisand and Seth Rogen
Genre: Comedy Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hour and 35 minutes
In attendance were my 20-year-old daughter, 14-year-old son, my husband and myself. This movie evoked different opinions depending on your generation and gender.
- I loved it. I have been a huge Streisand fan since Funny Girl. I must admit I walked in with the preconceived notion that I was going to love it and I was not disappointed. Having a grown child living on her own, I could fully relate to Barbara in this role.
I know this movie is getting negative reviews. I believe it is because it is appealing to a niche audience. Being part of that targeted audience I found
it really entertaining.
- My daughter enjoyed Guilt Trip. She laughed throughout the movie and really liked the story line. Being my daughter, I believe she connected with the son in this movie.
- My son tolerated this movie. He wasn’t drawn into the story line, however I did notice him laugh more than once or twice.
- My husband felt “it was better than Hope Springs.” His opinion was that it is a cute movie with very good acting. However, he did not think it was memorable and actually stated by next week he would not remember it.
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