The Trip - Review

Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan | ROAD BUDDIES Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan on their culinary and cultural adventure in The Trip

The Trip, a hilarious and touching road movie starring the actor-comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as (slightly) exaggerated versions of their real selves, is like a funnier, flakier, madcap British version of My Dinner With Andre. The conceit is that Coogan, tall and Byronic, with his deceptively sweet egomaniacal shark's grin, gets a magazine assignment to review a dozen outrageously pretentious country restaurants in the chilly north of England. For company, he brings along his friend and colleague, a rubber-faced Welsh-born impressionist (Brydon). The entire movie consists of these two driving, eating, and talking. They do their dueling impersonations of Michael Caine (the funniest scene of the year). They trade quips, insults, poems, and philosophies. They sing wistful snatches of ABBA and Kate Bush. Read More...,,20500940,00.html


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