Parental Guidance vs The Guilt Trip: An Analysis By Marcos V.

Mr. D:

This is just to call your attention to the fact that, according to, Parental Guidance has more international appeal than The Guilt Trip. I explain:

1. There are 20 release dates around the world for Streisand‘s film. While there are 40 release dates for Miss M’s movie.

2. 31 countries are going to see Parental Guidance up to the end of January 2013. Only 5 countries are going to get The Guilt Trip releases in the same period of time. It means that the industry is bidding on The Divine One’s motion picture. There’s an urgency to put it out and make money. While Barbra’s piece may come to the table if it shows some power in the few markets it will be offered.

3. In Brazil, probably the most important cinema market in South America, Parental Guidance is going to be out on Jan 11th. The Guilt Trip might be out only on April 12th (if it is successful in the previous markets it was offered).

Things look kind of good. I fear the blockbusters like The Hobbit and Disney.



I don’t want Streisand to fair bad at all. I like her and respect her artistic choices. If I had to chose between a Hollywood suit or agent and Barbra, I’m Streisand all the way for any artistic project.

It’s just that if I had to chose one star in the so called Battle of the Divas, I’m going to pick the one who is divine.

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December 21, 2012 1:31 am

That’s cool! thanks for letting me know. By the way, thank you for all the Parental Guidance updates. You’re doing the most amazing job ever, keeping us up to date on all the P.G. appearances and interviews. It’s like a whirlwind right now, and you’re on top of it, like no other.

If I don’t get the chance before XMAS, best wishes as always, and Merry Christmas!! You’re the best!!

December 20, 2012 1:01 pm
I think Marcos’ analysis holds true for the U.S. as well. Always hating to prognosticate the future, and end up eating crow, I’d still bet on Parental Guidance. The Guilt Trip isn’t off to a terrific critical start, after it’s first day here in the U.S.. It has a 35% score on Rotten Tomatoes, with only 61% of the audience liking it. The score on imdb for the Guilt Trip is a low 5.4 out of 10, echoing Metascore (metacritics combined tally) of 54%. Boxofficemojo hasn’t released Wednesday’s numbers yet, but The Hobbit is still the film to beat. (I… Read more »