The Trip to Italy (2014)

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The Trip to Italy (2014)
  • Time: 115 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama
  • Director: Michael Winterbottom
  • Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner

Storyline:

Years after their successful restaurant review tour of Northern Britain, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned for a new tour in Italy. Once again, the two comedy buddies/rivals take the landscape as well as the cuisine of that country in a trip filled with witty repartee and personal insecurities. Along the way, their own professional and personal lives comes in as these slightly older men’s friendship comes through.

One review

  • I didn’t laugh.

    I read some reviews by American newspapers, which liked this film and seemed to think it was ‘English humour’. Well, I’m here to say I’m English and I didn’t laugh.

    It’s a dull and rather pointless film. I like both the comedians in the film, so I should be their audience, but it left me rather cold and bored. I almost stopped watching after the first half hour but watched it to the end in the hope (and expectation) that it might warm up, or the point of it might, at last, become apparent. But neither happened – I really have no idea why this film was made or what it’s purpose was!

    It’s not funny. It’s not interesting. It leaves me with no memory of it other than the nice scenery.

    To ‘cheer myself up, after such a waste of time, I started re-watching ‘The Other Guys’ – now that’s a funny film, regardless of whether you are English or American (or anyone else, for that matter).

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