Friday, August 29, 2014

Trip to Italy

Who's up for another food tasting European road trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon?  What??  You haven't seen the first one yet???  Outrageous!!!  OK, well for your benefit I will once more recommend you check out The Trip circa 2011 when Coogan and Brydon first take to the road, swapping observations, comedy, and impressions, all the while getting on each other's nerves.  And, as with the first film, the locations in this sequel are beautiful, the food looks ever so tempting, and the camaraderie is perfect.  Sure, the novelty is gone.  And yes, this one isn't as funny as the first.  But it's still a trip well worth taking ... for the right viewer.

Both 'The Trip' and 'The Trip to Italy' are available right now on video on demand.  And 'The Trip to Italy' is also in limited release in theaters now.

The Trip     Grade: A
The Trip to Italy      Grade: A-

Who are these movies for?  If you like British comedy series like Ricky Gervais' 'Extras' or 'Life is Short' you're sure to find these films hilarious.  Some, on the other hand, might not find it funny at all.  It helps if you dig impressions.

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