Thursday, May 2 2013, 12:40 PM MDT
Blu-ray Review: The Guilt Trip
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Street Date: April 30, 2013
Available On: Digital Download, DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo
Synopsis: Andy (Seth Rogen) begrudgingly invites his over-bearing mother Joyce (Barbara Streisand) to come along on his cross-country road trip as he pitches his newest invention, an ecological cleaning fluid, to a variety of retail executives.
Extras: Deleted Scenes, “Barbra & Seth,” “Barbara’s World” and “Guilt Trip: Real Mother of a Road Trip” Featurettes
Recommendation: Early on in The Guilt Trip it appears that Andy isn’t going to be the typical Seth Rogen character. He’s intelligent and lacking in common sense, particularly when it comes to communicating with anyone on a non-scientific level. Sadly Rogen can’t seem to escape being Rogen and Andy quickly becomes less and less interesting as the film goes on. Barbara Streisand’s performance is decent, but she isn’t given much to work with as Dan Fogelman’s script isn’t funny enough to be a comedy or heartwarming enough to be an effective drama. It’s far better than Streisand’s recent appearance in Little Fockers. That’s not saying much.
-Ryan Michael Painter