Just in Time for Mother’s Day, the Mother of All Road Trips Debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 30, 2013


“Smart, charming, thoughtful and funny.” —Mary Pols, Time

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The “hilarious and heartfelt” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) story of one man’s cross-country road trip with his mother, THE GUILT TRIP hits the road on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand April 30, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Screen legend Barbra Streisand and comic master Seth Rogen “are the perfect comedy duo” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) in director Anne Fletcher’s (The Proposal) delightful and heartwarming comedy that is “packed with laugh-out-loud moments” (Meriah Doty, Yahoo! Movies). As inventor Andy Brewster (Rogen) is about to embark on a road trip to sell his latest product, he feels compelled to invite his mother, Joyce (Streisand), along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of adventure and antics both Andy and Joyce discover that while they have their differences, they also have more in common than they ever realized.

An ideal gift to share with your mom on Mother’s Day, THE GUILT TRIP will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UltraViolet™. The two-disc set comes packed with over an hour of hilarious bonus features including featurettes on Barbra and Seth, a look inside Barbra’s world, an alternate opening and ending, over 10 deleted scenes and an uproarious gag reel. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

The Blu-ray release available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.

THE GUILT TRIP Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack:

THE GUILT TRIP Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

• Feature film in high definition
• Barbra & Seth
• Barbra’s World
• Guilt Trip: A Real Mother of a Road Trip
• In the Driver’s Seat
• Not Really a Road Trip Movie
• Alternate Openings
• Alternate Ending
• Over 10 Deleted Scenes
• Gag Reel

• Feature film in standard definition


The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Michaels/Goldwyn Production of an Anne Fletcher film: “The Guilt Trip”. Executive Produced by Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Mary McLaglen, Dan Fogelman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake. Produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn and Evan Goldberg. Written by Dan Fogelman. Directed by Anne Fletcher.

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A journey that unlocks the heart of courage


Rarely do I comment on a motion picture from a personal point of view but I will break my own rule and do so for The Guilt Trip.

Barbra Streisand's comedic timing is as sharp today as it was the first time I saw her in a motion picture, which was during the days of black and white motion pictures and television. Wow, do I remember! That was yesterday wasn't it or is that question too much of a brain-scramble.

Seth Rogen's performance has the same quality and value of Barbra Streisand's and gives The Guilt Trip the impression that both Streisand and Rogen are cut from the same cloth thereby making this mother and son story one that surpasses the average mother and son Hollywood film or television program where the actors have little if any connection between them.

Additionally, The Guilt Trip is wonderfully Chaplinesque in its series of events.

Charlie Chaplin trusted in life's limitless self-discovery and gave us memorable performances in films that speak to the heart of humanity and beg us to be open to its possibilities; it didn't matter if it was a thought provoking drama, light comedy, or pure farce.

Unfortunately, though I enjoy this style of film, I cannot relate to this sort of story, as I had no mother or father.

After a mind-bending twenty-one years of searching for truth, I discovered my mother was a Jewish refugee living in Europe during WWII and died directly after I was born. While still an infant, I was taken from an orphanage, reprogrammed away from Judaic beliefs and perspective, left with little documentation, and became yet another lost face of human trafficking. While being sold and resold to the highest bidder, there was very little direction to be found and I knew I had to develop a powerful inner strength that quite often felt evasive. I am sure one can understand my priority was not to allow lies shape my character as an adult in a negative fashion. And although there are many displaced adult children of WWII refugee's alive today in America that have no biological family members, my husband might dispute the negativity that did get in the way during my search, as well as what we must face today.

One negative life-blink was a natural instinct to be parents when we were a young couple. No matter where we turned at the time, the hope of same-sex couples to be parents was mocked and denounced as an aberration. As a result, no one knows the difficult and lugubrious years that we fought to have a family of our own. Subsequently, at every bend in the road a large chunk of our life together continues to be used against us for getting into the ring to fight for equality - and our relationship (legally married or not) is yet nullified. In other words, as people, as a couple, it is our fault for putting up a fight for all society said we could not be.

The latter example I presented here regarding negativity causes one to wonder where the negativity originated. I believe it is reverse negativity simply because it is an easy line to cross for so many. Our intention, had we been asked, was to be human with ordinary wants and needs, living in accord with other people. To be nobody's child was an abstract subject no one could wrap his or her brain around, as no one was interested. Instead, being the other half of a same sex couple was the enemy to fight first.

Having a family of our own will always be painful especially now that we are staring at sixty. Thus for us, there was no looking forward to the joy of parenting.

After I met my partner of thirty-five years, I realized crucial life changes are made by oneself, those whom are supportive of one's journey through tough times, and life affirming choices that help us achieve our full potential.

The day Rabbi legally married us; I closed my eyes and remembered everyone that helped me discover the truth. As she held us within her care, I slowly placed a small token of my commitment to my husband on his finger after thirty-four years of fighting for equality, then, a moment brought bright smiles of those lost along the way until today there are no more. Therefore, the word's, a journey that unlocks the heart of courage is a courage that empowers each of us within the self.

In The Guilt Trip, Andy's courage is found because he discovers freedom from obsolete expectation’s through Joyce's strength. There is no manipulator’s story that ends by shifting the blame. Thus, given all I have finally written here for the first time ever, I found The Guilt Trip compassionate, even-tempered, and funny.

As always, I will continue my journey to discover all that is on the horizon, unwound by the wind, strong as grown, and there, where no memory hedges, unlock the heart of courage and the knowingness within.

Today, I choose to see life lessons as representative of all one may become. I hope all of us do.

- Harel Altman

Updated post: 06/22/14

The movie is hysterical. One of the best matches in years. Streisand is "real", down to earth, one of her best performances. Rogen is perfectly cast and such a pro going toe to toe with La Barbra. Bravo to both. Will buy the dvd and cherish.

I'm very thankful I had the opportunity to catch this lovely movie at a local theater. Ms. Streisand and Mr. Rogen were simply terrific in this film, providing hearty laughs and tender moments of touching reality. I'm looking forward to buying the DVD for my 88-year-old mother, who is very eager to see it. Like the son in the movie, I haven't always heeded her wise advice. I'm sure she'll joke about that, while reminding me how special I am to her.

I can't wait! I was so disappointed that I missed it when it was playing in the theaters. But it will be better having my own DVD because I can watch it any time I want and as many times as I want. Smiling I enjoyed the trailer and thought it was funny, so I am really looking forward to the DVD release!

How I wish it will be released also worldwide so we can have a chance to purchase.