Review: The shtick doesn't stick in 'Guilt Trip'
Rogen — who for some reason sports about a one-day’s grizzle of beard throughout — drastically underplays, probably realizing that, with Streisand emoting so broadly, it was the only way to go. For her part, some combination of cosmetic expertise, cinematic enhancement and natural endowment makes Streisand look more like she’s in her 50s than in her 70s, which is the actuality. Those who've always liked the singer-actress probably won’t mind her here; for the nonfan, this is not the film that will change your mind.
A retinue of terrific character actors could have greatly enlivened the proceedings, but Fogelman ("Cars,’’ ‘'Bolt,’’ ‘'Tangled,’’ ‘'Crazy, Stupid, Love") didn’t write the parts for them.
‘‘Guilt Trip,’’ a Paramount release, is rated PG-13 for language and some risque material. 95 minutes.
Motion Picture Association of America rating definition for PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.