The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy

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The Trip to Italy

Brilliant British comedians Steve Coogan (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) and Rob Brydon (TV's Gavin and Stacey) are reunited on another culinary odyssey, following 2010's The Trip. This time the pair, again playing semi-fictionalised versions of themselves, will bicker and brood their way from Rome to the Amalfi coast. Warning: contains Michael Caine impressions.

"Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film took Coogan and Brydon on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair - retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of 'Jagged Little Pill', and, of course, the virtue of sequels." (Sundance Film Festival)

Like the original, The Trip to Italy is also released - in an extended version - as a TV miniseries.

2014Rating: M, Coarse language103 minsUK, Italy
Comedy
Director:
Michael Winterbottom ('The Trip', '24 Hour Party People', 'The Look of Love')
Writer:
Michael Winterbottom
Cast:
Steve CooganRob BrydonMarta BarrioRosie Fellner
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Even when it’s just ambling about, The Trip to Italy casts a warm, enveloping spell.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The improvised script gets around to deeper anxieties of aging and avoidance.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Their improvisation has been honed to the point where the jokes land solidly without losing naturalism.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Less tart than anticipated – comfort food, not challenging fodder.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived.

0

If it wasn't for the scenery I would have walked out of The Trip To Italy. Too much dialogue, not enough action and quite frankly, I was bored as was my companion - serious editing was needed. After watching this film don't be surprised if you want to visit The Amalfi Coast, and dine out on some Italian food, the saving grace of this boring film.

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I enjoyed The Trip and I enjoyed The Trip to Italy even more. I have no idea why - I can't elucidate it. A bit of food porn always helps...and I have a teeny tiny crush on Steve Coogan and his character is more sympathetic in this one. I laughed, I cringed, I groaned, I said , "Oh yum." quite a few times. Sorry, this is the world's worst-written movie...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Even when it’s just ambling about, The Trip to Italy casts a warm, enveloping spell.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The improvised script gets around to deeper anxieties of aging and avoidance.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Their improvisation has been honed to the point where the jokes land solidly without losing naturalism.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Less tart than anticipated – comfort food, not challenging fodder.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived.

0

If it wasn't for the scenery I would have walked out of The Trip To Italy. Too much dialogue, not enough action and quite frankly, I was bored as was my companion - serious editing was needed. After watching this film don't be surprised if you want to visit The Amalfi Coast, and dine out on some Italian food, the saving grace of this boring film.

0

I enjoyed The Trip and I enjoyed The Trip to Italy even more. I have no idea why - I can't elucidate it. A bit of food porn always helps...and I have a teeny tiny crush on Steve Coogan and his character is more sympathetic in this one. I laughed, I cringed, I groaned, I said , "Oh yum." quite a few times. Sorry, this is the world's worst-written movie...

4.0
0