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Daily Archives: May 31, 2013

The Guilt Trip (2012)


The Guilt Trip Poster

The Guilt Trip (2012)

 

The Guilt Trip follows a man (Seth Rogen) who has invented a new product and sets out on a road trip across the country trying to sell it to different companies.  Before leaving, he invites his mother (Barbra Streisand) along for the ride.

 

The movie is directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Dan Fogelman.

The rest of the notable cast includes Robert Curtis Brown, Kathy Najimy, Miriam Margolyes, Rose Abdoo, Colin Hanks, Jeff Kober, and Brett Cullen.

The Guilt Trip Rogen Grumpy

I wish I could tell you that this movie was so funny that I was rolling on the floor laughing hysterically.  I wish I could tell you that the chemistry between Rogen and Streisand was wonderful and that this is a wonderful comedy to watch with your mother.  I just wish that I could tell you that this movie made me laugh.  I cannot tell you any of those things because they wouldn’t be at all close to the truth.

I did not laugh once during the entire viewing of The Guilt Trip.  The movie just was not funny.  It tried so hard to be a comedy.  It’s even listed as a comedy.  It’s on the cusp of being funny.  I almost laughed a couple of times.  I scoffed a number of times, but this so called comedy wasn’t even good for a giggle.  How pathetic is that? It’s a comedy that doesn’t make you laugh, at all.

The Guilt Trip Restaurant

The movie was a complete waste of time.  It was painfully boring to watch at times and the film just seemed to drag on.

I waited to watch The Guilt Trip on DVD because I was unsure about it.  It looked like it might be good for a few laughs.  It looked like it could have similarities to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987), only with a mother and son instead of two strangers.  I was completely wrong on both accounts.

The Guilt Trip Streisand

If you have ever wondered what an uninteresting road trip with your mother would be like, then just watch The Guilt Trip.  It will bore your head off.

I rate this movie a 1 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  RUN away and don’t be guilted into this unpleasant trip!

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Happy Birthday to Clint Eastwood


Clint Eastwood Cigar

Happy Birthday to Clint Eastwood!  The legendary actor/director/producer turns 83 years old today.

Clint Eastwood Aiming

Not only is Eastwood one of the greatest actors of all time, but he is also one of the best directors out there.  Not including television shows or documentaries, Clint has acted in 60 films, produced 30 films, and directed 32 films.  He has also been involved in composing music for 7 films.  Eastwood has shown us that he can pretty much do it all when it comes to moviemaking.

I have seen the majority of Eastwood’s films.  He has made so many great movies that my list of favorites goes on and on.

Mystic River Eastwood Directing

My favorite film that Clint Eastwood produced and directed but did not star in is Mystic River (2003).

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Eastwood

Besides “The Man with No Name” Trilogy (A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965), and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)), my favorite Eastwood western is High Plains Drifter (1973).

High Plains Drifter Hell

I’m not going to list them all, because as I said, the list goes on and on.  Some of my other favorite Eastwood movies are In the Line of Fire (1993), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gran Torino (2008), and Blood Work (2002).

Million Dollar Trio

Just writing about these Clint Eastwood movies makes me want to have an Eastwood movie marathon.  I might just have to do that one of these days.  That would be a marathon of awesomeness.

In the Line of Fire Eastwood Roof Hanging

Thank you for a lifetime of phenomenal films Clint!

Dirty Harry Eastwood Gun

Go ahead, make my birthday!