Friday, December 21, 2012

The Guilt Trip

Have you ever fantasized about driving cross country with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen?  No?  Me neither. 

And therein lies the fundamental problem with this all-too-standard and completely unimaginative Jewish mother-son road trip 'comedy'.  (And I use the word comedy lightly, as I don't recall laughing once.)  This one's for audiences who don't like surprises and instead prefer comfort food films that were undoubtedly written in one afternoon and made on the Hollywood assembly line.  Movies like this are the result of Hollywood studios being increasingly averse to take risks.  But no risk, no reward.  And you certainly won't get any reward watching this one.  You're better off with Albert Brooks' 'Mother' featuring Brooks and Debbie Reynolds.

Grade: C-

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