Hollywood's endless revisiting of cherished figures from our past has always been a successful entertainment ploy. And none more so than the current obsession of making every character in a movie a dangerous, sexy twenty-something.
The mistake of The Guilt Trip is not so much anything in the film itself, but rather the timing of its release. Christmas season, with its ultra-big, ultra-violent, ultra-unrealistic "blockbusters" was no time in which to shoehorn this small offering.
An icon of the baby-boom generation, Barbra Streisand, teams up with the free-spirited shlub-star of the Millenials, Seth Rogen, in The Guilt Trip, a movie whose wit is never as sharp as its heart is warm.