The Guilt Trip is a comedy starring Seth Rogen known for Knocked Up and the legendary Barbara Streisand star of film classics like The Way We Were, Yentl, and more recently, Meet The Fockers. The Guilt Trip is about an inventor, Andy Brewster (Rogen) who invites his mother, Joyce Brewster (Streisand) on a cross-country trip where he tries to sell his new product while he also makes an attempt to reunite his mother with his lost love. This new movie is directed by Anne Fletcher and was originally title My Mother’s Curse. Check out the latest news below:
“Early News for The Guilt Trip Starring Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand
Barbra Streisand wouldn’t travel more than 45 minutes from her Malibu home to shoot The Guilt Trip, a comedy about a Jewish mother and her inventor son (Seth Rogen), who take a 3,000-mile cross road trip together from New Jersey to San Francisco.
This is Streisand’s first starring role since “The Mirror has Two Faces” in 1996.
After special Sunday screenings at about 20 AMC theaters in cities across the country, including Chicago, Miami and Century City, Streisand and Rogen spoke to Time writer Joel Stein in a Q&A that was streamed life via satellite from L.A.
Streisand said she decided to make The Guilt Trip after a friend told her, “‘You’re an actress so you should act.’ Cause I was thinking, ‘Nah, I don’t want to do this.’ The movies I did were like six days (Meet the Fockers),” Streisand said. “Then I read it out loud with my son, and he thought I should do it. And Anne, the director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal), really pursued me, which was nice.”
When asked if she’d seen Rogen’s movies before, Streisand replied, “I’d seen a few of them. I was a little shocked because I’m sort of a prude. He just said that? He showed that? Oh my God! But I thought he’s really cool. So I thought, ‘Yeah, good. Two different generations put together.”
They spent at least seven days in a car but it was stationary. “We were almost never in a moving car,” said Rogen. And although it’s a road film they never went anywhere. “We didn’t leave Malibu, literally while making this movie. I’m not joking.”
Streisand said, “I’ll just do a little set up with the fact that I didn’t want to schlep to Paramount, which was a long way from Malibu. I didn’t want to spend four hours in a car.”
Although in the movie she has scenes where she drives in real life Streisand said she once drove up the wrong way on a ramp on the highway and thought, “Who do I call?” She no longer drives.
“We didn’t go on an actual road trip, which is what we should have done,” Rogen laughed. “First it’s like ‘We’re not leaving California.’ Then it’s like ‘We’re not leaving West Hollywood’,” Rogen said of Streisand’s demands. “And then it’s, ‘I’m not leaving Malibu.’ And there’s like a snowstorm in the movie. It’s all a fake movie. It’s all done within 10 minutes of Barbra’s house.”
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Don’t miss The Guilt Trip in theaters near you on December 19th 2012.
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