The Guilt Trip

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Stereotypical mother-son comedy is predictably corny.

PG-13 2012 95 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 18+

Adult Parentification

It’s a cute, cool movie but if you know anything about parentification, emeshnent, emotional incest and the adult child aftermath of having that done to you as a child such as severe depression, adhd, struggling in all aspects ex: knowing boundaries, who to trust or how to trust yourself, identity , self destructive addiction s or how to not allow or being grandiose--- it is so normalized there is no other explanation to the victim of the covert abuse then to blame themselves as part of their enite being and enabling the emeshnent in a family, essentially not knowing where you end and where another begins, followed by "guilt trips" your entire life that make it hard for anyone going through this to ever truly be fulfilled

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Too much consumerism
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age 16+


Well, was a boring movie. Wasn't really as good as I thought it would be from the trailer. The scenes where the audiobook is played is a lot for younger ears. There are some raunchy hotel scenes as well. Only real positive was that the mother was very caring and loving towards her son. Had myself saying "That's my mom!" a couple times. Overall save your time and money and pick something else.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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