the guilt trip
Looking for something mindless for the flight home I opted for this comedy drama that casts Seth Rogen as the struggling salesman who is cajoled into a cross-country road trip by his insufferable, interfering, incredibly Jewish mother, played by Barbara Streisand. What could have been a painful experience actually turned out to be a pleasant surprise, as the two leads strike up some believable chemistry, there’s number of amusing exchanges between them and in the end, while the plot itself offers very few surprises, it does yield a deserved heart-warming conclusion in which mother and son are reaquainted with each other and their relationship is stronger than ever. As someone who lives 1000s of miles away from his Mum it touched a nerve.