Just in time for the holidays, director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) brings us a thorough examination of family awkwardness in her most recent film, The Guilt Trip. Andy Brewster—played by Seth Rogen, with notably diminished raunch—is an East Coast inventor looking to take his latest creation on a cross-country sales trip. He swings by Mom’s house on the way out—with Barbra Streisand in her first starring role since 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces—and is, naturally, guilt-tripped (heh) into letting her tag along on his 3,000-mile adventure. We follow their journey of audiobook bonding, accidental strip club visits, and frank discussions of genital health, with funny people Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Danny Pudi (Community), and Kathy Najimy (many, many movies) rounding out the solid supporting cast.
While the mom-and-son buddy comedy officially opens December 19, there will be an exclusive preview screening on December 2 at 1pm at AMC Pacific Place. The best part: After the screening, viewers will be treated to a live-streaming Q&A with Rogen and Streisand. Reserve your seat by clicking on this gofobo.com link. (We tried it, don't worry. There are a few steps, including setting up a Gofobo account, but it’s quick and the tickets are free.)
The Guilt Trip
Dec 2 at 1, AMC Pacific Place, free