The Trip

The Trip

The Trip

Michael Winterbottom (A Cock and Bull Story, 24 Hour Party People) directs brilliant British comedians Steve Coogan (I'm Alan Partridge) and Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey) playing fictionalised versions of themselves on a road trip around the UK, ostensibly working as restaurant critics.

Coogan is asked by The Observer newspaper to tour England's finest restaurants. But when his girlfriend pulls out, his perfect holiday falls through and he asks his friend and source of eternal aggravation, Brydon, to join him. Dining their way around the English countryside, they drive each other up the wall with their incessant competitiveness, bad moods and personal crisis.

The film was put together using footage from their BAFTA winning TV series of the same name.

2011Rating: M, contains offensive language, sexual references, drug use107 minsUK
Comedy
Director:
Michael Winterbottom ('The Killer Inside Me', '24 Hour Party People', 'A Cock and Bull Story')
Writer:
Steve CooganRob Brydon
Cast:
Steve CooganRob BrydonClaire KeelanMargo StilleyRebecca JohnsonDolya GavanskiKerry Shale

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The Trip / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The Trip is about 20 minutes too long, but the other 90 are among the funniest in recent memory.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is a great deal more entertaining than it sounds, in large part because the two actors are gifted mimics - Brydon the better one, although Coogan doesn't think so.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Coogan and Brydon are either quite brilliant at this or just serving up slight variations of their very witty selves. Either way, their travels and squabbles are great fun to watch, the countryside is bucolic, the food mouthwatering. You just wouldn't want to go on a real road trip with them.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The project suffers badly from being largely improvised as the pair fall back on familiar impressions and old jokes. Lazy and indulgent, it smacks of being what the British call a "jolly," that is a freebie with no obligation to turn in work afterward.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Make no mistake: The Trip is a fine, funny movie. But there's no reason why it couldn't have been even finer and funnier.

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