The Guilt Trip

Synopsis: Los Angeles based organic chemist Andrew Brewster has just sunk his life savings into developing and now marketing an environmentally friendly, effective and human safe home cleaning product. Despite these attributes, he is having problems making any sales to distributors and retailers. He has planned a cross country business trip via automobile to make sales pitches to various companies along the way, starting in New York City and ending in Las Vegas. While in New York, Andy plans to stay with his overbearing mother, New Jersey residing Joyce Brewster, with who he has a love/hate relationship and who he does not see very often anymore. He doesn't want to tell her of his sales failures thus far as he knows she will only add more than her two-cents into the matter, which he doesn't want. Joyce's focus of attention is on Andy's single status and what looks to be his stalled romantic life, out of which again he wants her to stay. Widowed when Andy was eight, Joyce has never remarried or d
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Anne Fletcher
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

New message.

Are you there?

Are you up?

Oh, my God! It's too early there

for me to be calling.

52, 6:52, 5:52... I forgot.

Three hours earlier.

- Forget I called!

-Message deleted.

- New message.

-Honey, it's Mommy.

I know I only get you for the weekend

before you hit the road,

but I thought Pd

pick you up a few things.

Do you like Greek yogurt?

It's the rage.

Message deleted.

I'm so proud of you, honey.

I can't believe you're gonna do a tour of

all these companies and your product.

I mean, I...

My little Donald Trump.

- I'm so excited to see your sweet face!

-Message deleted.

Hi, Andy, it's Mommy.

Last call.

I just wanted you to know that I'm going

to park and come inside tomorrow

because parking curbside

at Newark is a zoo!

And I don't want to get a citation.

That's all.

Oh, I may go to

the Gap today,

so let me know if you need slacks

or a scarf or anything, you know.

I got you a pass for my gym,

if you want to do Pilates with me.

I have this new instructor,

she's a lesbian.

Message deleted.

New message.

All these messages

about tomorrow

and I forgot to wish you

good luck today!

They're going to

love you! I know it.

Who could say no to you?

Andrew Brewster?

We're ready for you.

Thank you.

What do you

have for us, son?

What I have for you

is a groundbreaking product

that Kmart has the opportunity

to have on its shelves

before anyone else

has it on their shelves.

First, some background

information on me.

I have a Master's Degree

in chemistry from UCLA.

For the last three years,

I worked at the

Environmental Protection Agency.

And trust me,

I didn't stay three years

because of the ladies.

I stayed because I was fascinated

by the work I was doing there!

Primarily that was

the sustainable technology

sourced by renewable


I know what you're thinking...

"Boring Chemistry Alert!" Right?


One day, I had a breakthrough.

I created a micro-emulsion


that harnessed the natural

cleaning power of

coconut oil,

palm kernel oil,



Not soy sauce,

but soybean oil.

And this comes together to

create what I like to call...

Can you see that?

I thought the table would be smaller.

Can you see it?

Scieoclean! Scieo-clean!

Science and clean in one word.

Okay. Very thorough.

Thanks for coming in.

And we'll be in touch,

down the road.

I have full FDA approval,

and I have enough

financial backing...

Actually, we're already in

talks with major companies...

Yeah. Whose products

are toxic and harmful. well as

established organic companies.

But develop some

brand recognition

and maybe, in a year or two,

we'll revisit.

New message.

So, how did it go? I know,

I know. I'm driving you crazy,

but I'm on pins and

needles here, Andy!

They loved you, I bet. Kmart!

I can't believe it!

My son at Kmart!

Message deleted.

Hi, this is Joyce,

leave a message, bye!

Hey, Ma, got your

billion messages.

Here are some answers to your

Kmart went great,

do not buy me slacks,

I do not want to do Pilates,

and I'm excited

to see you, too.

Andy! Andy!

Andy! Andy!

Andy! I'm over here!

- Honey!

- Hey, Ma.

- I'm over here!

- I see you. Hey!

- All of Newark sees you.

- Hi!

- Hi, there. Hey, Ma.

- Oh, my baby.

Oh, my God!

- Good to see you.

- Look at you! Look at you!

- Yes. Look at me.

- Oh, my God! Oh, my God.

Yeah. Okay.

Let's get out of the way here.

Are you wearing a sports jacket?

Yeah, I am.

How did you know even

to buy a sports jacket?

- I took a class in it. Yeah.

- Look at this.

Oh, my God! Honey, look!

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