'The Guilt Trip' Promises Uncomfortable Comedy

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The trailer for the upcoming comedy The Guilt Trip has been released courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, showcasing the likes of Seth Rogen doing what he does best and Barbara Streisand doing the only thing she can nowadays – act hilariously.

The Guilt Trip follows Rogen as Andy, a young man who is guilted into taking his mother, Joyce (played by Streisand, of course) on a cross country trip selling inventions. As can be expected, hilarity is promised to ensue involving hitchhikers, motel rooms and personal bubbles. Colin Hanks and Adam Scott are also slated to co-star.

The film was penned by Dan Fogelman who is known for a slew of animated film screenplays – including Cars and Tangled – as well as last year’s Crazy, Stupid, Love. Anne Fletcher, who brought audiences such mediocre films as The Proposal and 27 Dresses, stood at the helm of The Guilt Trip. Whether or not this will be her usual fare has yet to be determined.

What The Guilt Trip can promise is a familiarly uncomfortable situation that will translate well for all audiences. Rarely has a son been comfortable spending long amounts of time with his mother after a certain age, and rarely has a mother not wanted to spend time with her son. Hopefully, Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand will find the necessary chemistry – or lack thereof – to follow through with the potential comedy shown in the trailer.

The Guilt Trip will not hit your local theatre until December 25. While you’re waiting, be sure to check out the trailer below. Enjoy!

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