The Guilt Trip

Published May 3, 2021

The Guilt Trip

Film info

  • Title The Guilt Trip
  • Director Anne Fletcher
  • Year 2012
  • Run time 1hr 35m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline Get ready for one mother of a road trip

The plan for a quick stop at Mom's takes a sudden turn when an impulse compels Andy to invite his mother, Joyce, on an 8-day 3,000 mile, journey across the country. But the farther they go, the closer they get and Andy may realise that they have more in common than he ever imagined.

Live blog

Time Comment
3:35 Oof, pitch meetings are the worst.
7:54 “You can’t imagine how many places sell frogs.”
10:39 What’s with the M&Ms in bed? I would spill them everywhere and roll on them.
16:47 Absolutely the first thing you would do is Google them. Or Bing them in this case.
20:33 A week is a long time in a car with anybody.
26:35 What the hell is a purse hook?
30:10 Road trip montage.
41:49 So the mum was kinda right, that really would have an effect on your future relationships.
50:35 I probably need her nagging me about the dehydration thing.
57:25 I mean, it’s one thing having to eat all that food but quite another to have to do it on a special table in front of everyone.
1:04:36 Well they’re an adorable couple.
1:08:08 “How long are we supposed to look at it?”
1:08:40 What’s with the horrific jazz version of Wonderwall?
1:17:43 “If I have a daughter, I’m going to name her Mr Pickles as well.”
1:26:49 She’s called Joyce! So perfect.


I really liked this film, but do have to temper that with the knowleddge that I was mostly just relieved not to be watching Cherry anymore. But it is a good movie, a gentle comedy with some excellent chemistry between Seth and Barbra.

It’s not huge on laughs, but bumbles along in a really nice way. Eventually it leads to an ending that I didn’t see coming and was actually really satisfying. It’s just a nice movie, worth watching but not earth-shattering.

Rating: 3 / 5

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