‘The Guilt Trip’ Trailer: Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand Trade One-Liners

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 9:03 am,

Knocked Up may have established Seth Rogen as a bonafide leading man, but the star has since demonstrated a strong comedic range. Whether it’s the over-the-top stoner comedy of Pineapple Express or his surprisingly heartfelt supporting role in 50/50, Rogen has honed his ability to bring the heart of a film to life without sacrificing the laughs. Case in point, the actor’s latest comedy, The Guilt Trip, looks to focus on the relationship between mother and son.

In the film, Rogen plays inventor Andy Brewster, who invites his mom (played by Barbra Streisand) on an eight-day cross-country trip to promote his latest invention. Along the way, hilarity ensues and, we can assume, the pair develop a closer relationship and a better understanding of each other as a result.

There’s nothing particularly ground-breaking about that premise, as countless films have previously shown friends and/or family members bond over the crazy misadventures they encounter on the road. However, the above trailer, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, does at least indicate that Rogen and Streisand will share strong on-screen chemistry as they trade one-liners. This road trip structure of the film can be hit-and-miss, but the script by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Tangled) looks like it will wisely avoid the temptation to insert overly crude humor in place of actual jokes and will instead let the laughs develop out of the emotional arc in the relationship between its two leads.

guilt trip The Guilt Trip Trailer: Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand Trade One Liners

The Guilt Trip also marks Streisand’s first role since Little Fockers (2010) and her first non-sequel since The Mirror has Two Faces (1996). Hopefully, this is a sign that the script was strong enough to lure her back to theaters. If nothing else, the potentially schmaltzy family-centric plot will win over fans of director Anne Fletcher’s previous films, such as The Proposal and 27 Dresses.

Will you be checking out The Guilt Trip, Screen Rant readers? Let us know in the comments.

The Guilt Trip – which co-stars Yvonne Strahovski, Colin Hanks, Adam Scott and Danny Pudi – hits theaters on December 25, 2012.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. Yes… definitely.
    I like Seth Rogen, and I can’t tell why. I guess he looks like a guy next door type that I can relate to on the real life.
    And Barbra Streisand? Definitely another great reason why I should watch this movie.

  2. Seth Rogen should stop trying to be funny. He ain’t gonna be laughing when he sees the box office numbers on this snooze fest.

  3. Looks ok… perfect for when theres nothing else worth watching on tv. Looks a little like Due Date & I like that movie.

  4. I’ll rent this the next time I want to watch a movie…with my mom.

  5. I will watch this with my mum on mothers day, feels like it should be available on VHS

  6. Yes, I’ll be watching this movie. I love Seth Rogen, his comic delivery is great. It’s also promising that Barbra Streisand is in it as she chooses her roles carefully.

  7. This is one of those movies with a premise that could be awful, but I think they scored big by casting Streisand and Rogen – I really think their personalities will make for some good laughs, and based on the trailer it looks like they have good natural chemistry.

    Also, loved that they used “Run With a Knife” by The Left Hands at the beginning of the trailer, I love that song and actually hearing that was what made me pay attention to the ad before realizing what this movie was. Can’t wait to see it, my only fear is that they’ll focus too much on the Jewish mother stereotypes instead of just letting it stand as an overbearing, comedic mother.

  8. Streisand is a natural..the best

  9. i would pay 11$ again to the this funny, touching and very sweet movie. seth and barbra are so natural together.
    could they have had a video camera of my life? so similar it was scary