“The Guilt Trip” is a comedy revolving primarily around one single source of humor: Barbara Streisand uncomfortably over-mothering Seth Rogen. She leaves too many voicemails, gets way too personal with her questions, overshares, won’t stop talking, etc etc…
If that sounds horrifying to you, stay away. The “Guilt Trip” has literally nothing else of value to offer. If that sounds tolerable to you, this slight comedy ultimately has a sweet tone and will give you a mild chuckle or two along the way.
Premiering this weekend on HBO was 2010’s “Little Fockers”, starring Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro.
“Little Fockers” is the third movie in the “Meet the Parents” series. “Meet the Parents” was released in 2000, “Meet the Fockers” in 2004 and “Little Fockers” in 2010. I mention this to bring attention to the fact that this film is a full decade removed from “Meet the Parents”, which may not have been the greatest comedy ever, but it had its moments.
This movie, however, had none. It was excruciatingly unfunny.