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When Steve is commissioned by the food supplement of a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants, he decides to mix work with pleasure and plans a trip around the north with his food-loving American girlfriend. But when she decides to leave him and return to the States, Steve is faced with a week of meals for one, not quite the trip he had in mind. Reluctantly, he calls Rob, the only person he can think of who will be available. Never one to turn down a free lunch (let alone six), Rob agrees and together they set off for a culinary adventure.

Starring:
Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan
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The Trip

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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Starring Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley
Director Michael Winterbottom
Genres Comedy
Studio 2 ENTERTAIN
Rental release 13 December 2010
Main languages English

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Allan Gordon on 9 Sep 2012
Format: DVD
The Trip is simply extraordinary - it defies easy categorisation - is it a comedy or a drama, is it a post-modern exploration of fame and celebrity? However you choose to define it one thing is absolutely clear - it is very funny, especially in the competitive use of impersonations. The basic plot is that Steve Coogan has been commissioned to review half a dozen restaurants in the North of England and when his American girlfriend backs out he eventually asks Rob Brydon to accompany him on his trip. This is the basic narrative drive which then becomes an exploration of the nature of fame, the impact of ageing, the importance of love and relationships, comedy and the beauty and distinctiveness of the North of England.
The Trip is remarkable also for its cinematography. The lighting is beautiful and the locations are not just a backdrop but an integral part of the whole narrative. The Trip is a hymn of praise to the beauty of the North of England. Steve Coogan muses on the distinct identity that the North has and the central role it played in the Industrial Revolution and popular culture. The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales are shown in all their wintry glory - I found myself planning when I could re-visit these magnificent landscapes. Rob Brydon recites Wordsworth at Malham and Bolton Abbey and although it is partially played for comic effect it is genuinely moving. Serious points are made through comedy - Steve likes to impart information and apply scientific knowledge when he visits landscapes whereas Rob likes to just enjoy the moment quietly. The two approaches are equally valid but very different. Steve has the tables turned on him at Malham - just watch as he tries to get away from another geology enthusiast.
The Trip is also courageous.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By GT247 on 31 Dec 2010
Format: DVD
As much a character study as it is a comedy this hidden-away gem reveals much, both good and bad, about the "real" Coogan and Brydon as they munch their way across Cumbria.

Coogan plays up his sullen, introverted reputation as he pines for his girlfriend and tries to get his Hollywood career back on track. Meanwhile Brydon provides most of the comedy as he continually annoys his colleague with constant impressions and upbeat mood.

You could easily get lost watching 2 or 3 episodes in a row (or better still all 6) whilst listening to the repartee between the guys. This show would excel if released on blu-ray but, until that happy day, this DVD is a super way to spend a cold winter's night.
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83 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Murgs78 on 22 Nov 2010
Format: DVD
I have to say this is one of the best things I have seen on TV in recent years. It is sublime, from the acting, to the stunning scenery of the north and the hauntingly beautiful soundtrack crafted by the deft hand of Michael Nyman. Everything comes together like a dish served by Heston Blumenthal. I genuinely agree with the other review stating this will become a classic in years to come and will most likely be used for students who are wanting to study beautiful film making.

The comedy served up by Messrs Coogan and Brydon act merely as a backdrop for something far more dark going on in the bleak countryside, all of which seem to make this a post-modern classic love story, and like every love story there is a certain amount of tragedy, seemingly around the corner at any given moment.

Michael Winterbottom deserves the most praise. This is just fantastic stuff, and it's certainly not a run of the mill comedy in the vein of "Gavin & Stacey" or even " Alan Partridge", this is far more sincere and sombre and gives a real insight into a fractured soul aka. Coogan.

Credit where credit is due, Coogan has gone out on a limb here, and it works brilliantly. I do not think I will see another programme so achingly sad and funny for a long time. Well done to all involved, it has been a pleasure to watch.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Katan David Mark on 18 Aug 2013
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To a certain extent it is the 2nd DVD with its 'extras' that helps put 'The Trip' into context. You see the various takes of a scene and then realise just how much effort has gone in to catch impromptu idle banter on screen. This banter between 2 Actors at the top of their profession is for me 'edge of the seat' stuff. You're waiting for the next quick, but half muffled impression, snide dig or personal reflection almost as if it's a suspense drama. It's a bit like watching Picasso doodling in the sand. But then that's why I gave it a 4 rather than 5. I needed at times something just a little less than idle banter.
And why oh why did "Trevor Eves" get relegated to 'deleted scenes'? It was probably my absolute favourate scene. Possibly because it didn't quite fit in to 'idel banter'?
And don't miss the gripping flashing swordplay as they fight through who does the better Michael Caine impression - and why.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By susan ann crawford on 2 Nov 2011
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I am not British so I didn't really know Steve Coogan.(Sorry Steve) The other guy I had seen on some Gavin & Stacy episode on a British Airways flight. I had no expectations of any sort really, just a hunch that it might be interesting. Michael Winterbottom is the director and his cinematography is just breathtaking. The landscapes are heartbreakingly beautiful. The food he photographs would make Nigella Lawson blush--my fave being the sticky toffee pudding with creme anglaise shot. The comedy is based on the supposed rivalry between the 2 comics, one moody, one not. Both are excellent at impersonating famous actors and their oneupmanship is hilarious. The out takes are genuinely funny. It's a whole new film genre.. the atmospheric -yet- silly- buddy movie for food and drink lovers.
God bless the BBC and Baby Cow for this ingenious offering.
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