Right now, The Playlist team is at a divide with “The Guilt Trip.” Half of us think it will be a movie to avoid this upcoming holiday season, while the other half see lots of comic potential in the pairing of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. And at least for this writer, this first clip places me in the latter camp.
Yes, it’s hitting the kind of notes we’re expecting from this movie, but it’s still kind of hard not to be charmed by this first peek. Penned by Dan Fogelman (“Crazy, Stupid, Love.“) and directed by Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal,” “27 Dresses“), the story follows an inventor who embarks on a road trip with his mother as he tries to sell his latest product, while he has a secret plan to reunite her with a long lost love. Thus, you can see why Streisand is surprised to be asked to spend time with her son, seemingly out of the blue.
Adam Scott, Yvonne Strahovski, Colins Hanks, Kathy Najimy and Dale Dickey are among the co-stars, which is another reason we’re a bit curious for this one. We’ll find out Christmas morning when this one opens. Watch below.