We wish Barbra Streisand made more movies. OK, let us clarify. We wish she acted in more movies. We can do without A Mirror Has Two Faces 2: All Cracked Up.
Over the year’s, she’s lit up roles that in otherwise forgettable films such as Little Fockers, Nuts, Funny Girl and now The Guilt Trip all prove that her comedic timing is among the best in the business.
So what a joy to watch her in a fun twist on the buddy comedy where she can tap into the role of obsessive, overprotective mother to Seth Rogan, who reluctantly invites her on a cross-country road trip with the secret goal of reconnecting her with her first love.
The best part about The Guilt Trip is that even though it employs the same clichés of any road trip movie, unlike say the National Lampoon’s Vacation series, here the misadventures are all relatively plausible, but still laugh-out-loud hilarious at just the right moments.
Exploring the delicate yet dynamic relationship of adult children and their aging parents, it’s the kind of movie that makes you want to call up your mom or dad and tell them that you love them.
No matter how crazy they make you.
The Guilt Trip
Opens tomorrow in theaters everywhere