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'Skinny And Cat' Loses Barbra Streisand & Cate Blanchett But Gains Rachel Weisz

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2013 6:09 PM
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Hoo boy, so let's recap this one: Last summer, it was reported that Barbra Streisand was going to direct her first film in sixteen years with "Skinny And Cat," and a pretty solid leading duo in Colin Firth and Cate Blanchett were found. Hooray, right? Well, nothing much was heard about it and earlier this week, Deadline dropped a nugget that the movie was still going forward. So far, so good, but here's where things get hazy...

Review: 'The Guilt Trip' An Underdeveloped, Clichéd Road Trip Comedy Without Much Gas

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 20, 2012 6:40 PM
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There are at least two movies opening this holiday season which seem like they were stolen from the script vault at Touchstone Pictures, circa 1992. The first, "Parental Guidance," features the heavyweight one-two punch of Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, concerns grandparents outwitted by their grandkids, and could play snugly in a double feature alongside "Father of the Bride Part II." And opening this week is "The Guilt Trip," another movie that tries to wring guffaws out of a similarly super-tired idea (taking a cross-country road trip with your unbelievably stereotypical and annoying Jewish mother).

Watch: 2 Clips From 'The Guilt Trip' With Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2012 6:28 PM
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A musical about grubby looking people scrabbling around a France as an uprising brews, a genre mashup about slavery, a movie about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, a picture that is literally someone dying for two hours, another one about fracking, a film about the ups and downs of turning forty...yeah, you might want to rest your brain this holiday season and Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand are here to let you do just that.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Guilt Trip' Starring Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 12:23 PM
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"This is definitely a story about a guy trying not to be really annoyed by his mother all the time," Seth Rogen told USA Today about "The Guilt Trip" that stars the "Pineapple Express" star alongside Barbra Streisand. And while that annoyance takes center stage in the first trailer for the film, overall it has a heartening, charming vibe that is hard to deny.

6 New Photos & Poster Of 'The Guilt Trip' Staring Seth Rogen And Barbra Streisand

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 2, 2012 3:33 PM
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In a moment of weakness, Andy Brewster (Seth Rogen) asks his widowed mom (Barbra Streisand) to join him on a work-related cross-country road trek in "The Guilt Trip." That's all the premise is and it sounds rather paper-thin, but the first clip of the film released earlier this week was surprisingly charming. 

Watch: Barbra Streisand Can't Believe She's Spending A Week With Seth Rogen In 'The Guilt Trip' Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 25, 2012 12:46 PM
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Right now, The Playlist team is at a divide with "The Guilt Trip." Half of us think it will be a movie to avoid this upcoming holiday season, while the other half see lots of comic potential in the pairing of Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen. And at least for this writer, this first clip places me in the latter camp.

First Look: Seth Rogen & Barbra Streisand Gearing Up For Their 'Guilt Trip'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 20, 2012 2:42 PM
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Awww, now that's one delightful duo. Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand aren't exactly two names you'd expect to see share top billing on any feature but the pair play mother and son in Anne Fletcher's upcoming road-trip comedy "The Guilt Trip."

Colin Firth & Cate Blanchett To Star In 'Skinny And Cat,' Barbra Streisand's Return To Directing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 5:58 PM
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Most of the non-music career news about Barbra Streisand in the past little while has been about her taking a role in the brewing big screen remake of "Gypsy" set to be penned by "Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes, but it looks like Babs has a little trick up her sleeve, and something that will come first.

Barbra Streisand's Remake Of 'Gypsy' At Universal Now Official, 'Downton Abbey' Scribe Julian Fellowes To Pen Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2012 2:31 PM
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Well, that took a while to get locked. It was nearly a year ago that talk first cropped up about Universal and Barbra Streisand coming together for a new adaptation of the Broadway musical "Gypsy." Since then, word had grown quiet, and we presume that was due to trying to get Arthur Laurents, the writer of the musical, to finally agree to this endeavor after he initially kiboshed the idea, citing his dissatisfaction with the 1962 movie version starring Rosalind Russell. Well, he passed away last May, and we imagine that helped clear the path to making this official.

Seth Rogen/Barbra Streisand Comedy Retitled 'The Guilt Trip,' While 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D' & 'Safety Not Guaranteed' Get Release Dates

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 28, 2012 12:43 PM
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Seth Rogen is a fairly unlikely movie star all in all, but a fully flung movie star he is, and one who's gone from being the wacky scene-stealing sidekick to a bona-fide Hollywood insider, as demonstrated by his hosting role at the Spirit Awards over the weekend (and delivering a great monologue as well). He's also made smart choices: producing and co-starring in comedy-drama "50/50," moving into more serious fare with "Take This Waltz" and keeping busy with regular animation voice work alongside his more traditional starring roles.

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