The Paramount marketing department were so certain that Barbra Streisand would gain a Golden Globe nomination for her performance, that not only did they put out an ad congratulating her victory, but posted it online moments before the nominations were announced, only to be swiftly pulled when Streisand ended up without the nod.
Call your mama!
Mama don't let your boys grow up to be cowboys or better yet organic
chemist. In this fun tale you see Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) is on a
mission to sell his discovered organic cleaning product and find a
distributor. In a caring move he invites his mother Joyce Brewster
(Barbra Streisand) to come along for the eight day cross country trip.
Most movies feature two guys or girls in a crazy road trip but never a
mother and son. Freud was right, we all have mother issues and Andy
finally deals with his overbearing mother as he sets out to discover
his own identity. This movie is fun, touching, and is above the bond
between mother and son. In the preview I saw I took my own mother and
she enjoyed it. In a special live simulcast with Barbra Streisand and
Seth Rogen they took questions about the Road Trip. According to
Streisand, she was pursued by director Ann Fletcher for the role. It
was not until she read the script out loud with her own son that she
fell in love with the role. Streisand did a phenomenal job and you get
the feeling that the role is way below her pay grade. They did
accommodate all her request. All the scenes were shot within forty five
minutes of her house in Malibu, California and she did not even have to
drive. According to the pop diva, she has not driven for over a decade.
She was also asked if she would ever like to take a road trip with
someone and she said Marlon Brando. She did take a day trip with him
once to check out the desert wild flowers once and had fun. When asked
if Babs had any resemblance with his real life mother, Rogen said that
they are both strong Jewish women but that his mother resembled more a
past character that Streisand played in Meet the Fockers. His mother is
a Jewish hippie type of woman. The Guilt Trip opens December 19,
perfect for the holiday season and a fun tale of love, joy, and
celebrating life. In the end it will make you appreciate your mother
and the characters discovered that they were more alike than different.