I admit I'm probaby more of a Seth Rogen fan than Barbra Streisand, although I still can't figure out why he got to play the Green Hornet other than the fact he wrote the script - but having a change to see this preview of the new Rogen/Streisand Buddy/Travel Mother/Son Movie "Guilt Trip" in Century City was a great experience. And both Rogen & Streisand actually showed up in person for a Q&A to help promote the film, which is touching, painful and hilarious.
It's interesting watching movies in Century City, because it's right in the heart of Hollywood. The REAL Hollywood, 20th Century Studios where I watched a preview of Alien in 1978 before it was released is just one block away. So is the building that was used as the "Nakatomi Tower" in the original "Die Hard". While walking to the theater I recognized an actor who was sitting and chatting at a table, I'd seen him years ago in the movie "Punchline" with Tom Hanks and Sally Field. His name, after a quick IMDB check on my phone, was Taylor Negron.
The film itself was pretty awesome and I'm sure hit pretty close to home for any sons who've grown up with a single mother. Those relationships can be pretty intense, and as an adult you can reach the stage where your parents are an embarassment no matter what they do -- the thing is -- they still Love You probably more than anyone else in the world. Remembering and respecting that a worthwhile lesson, even while you're cringing at the over-the-top things they do.
Q&A Video Part 2.
Here's another video that someone took while watching from another theater which was receiving the Livestream Feed.