Family Matters

Guilt TripI commit a little bit of critical heresy in this week’s MSN DVD column, suggesting that the flyweight studio comedy of The Guilt Trip is actually a more insightful (and considerably better acted) look at family dynamics than the Oscar-winning clusterfrak that was Silver Linings Playbook.

Okay, so a few other people have jumped to my side on Silver Linings Playbook since its ludicrously overpraised TIFF premiere. But we have to keep putting the message out there, people — this is no time to slack off!

Also, Seth Rogen is pretty damn great in The Guilt Trip, turning a thankless role into a complex character in the face of overwhelming odds. If I can get one or two people to notice that, I’ve done my job.

(It’s not a very challenging job.)

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