From acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom comes the follow up to the BAFTA winning first series The Trip. Four years after they ate their way round the North of England Brydon and Coogan take their own Grand Tour around Italy, following in the footsteps of Byron and Shelley. The Trip to Italy reunites two men for more delectable food, sharp-elbowed rivalry and plenty of laughs.
If I had a friend like either of these two I would probably end up punching them, as they would irritate me to the point where I would consider ending it all. But together, on a DVD, they are thoroughly amusing and like-able. The scenery is stunning, the dialogue always amusing, the food is simply inspirational and I like the fact that they tell you what each meal costs, which somehow grounds the whole thing in reality for me. Great !
Not as perfect as the original The Trip, but still a must have if you've already seen the former. It's brilliant and the direction is very good too, but it's basically built on the same formula adopted in the previous season. You might love it because of the italian setting, if you are a foreigner. You will feel it's a little too cliche and posh in the selection pf the places, restaurant and situations, if you see it from an italian point of view. Apart from that, you will still find the brilliant idea of mixing aspects of characters' real life, with intimate drama, unscripted comedy and documentary.
A wonderful comic epic journey with two greats of British comedy against a wondrously delicious Italian backdrop delicious witha bit of middle aged men angst thrown in, along with the virtual company of Michael Caine, Alan Bennet and more
Brilliant, a worthy follow up to the first. Although there seems to be slightly more melancholia to this one, and perhaps some more dwelling on death and failure or self pity, which seems to manifest in a longing to be a famous actor or poet or both. But this is very entertaining nevertheless. It has the added bonus of beautiful scenery.
An interesting gastronomic journey around some of the various regions of Italy which my late wife and I have visited over past years.It brought back some fond memories.I think however that the table banter could be varied a bit and the impressions are getting a little repetitively overdone!!
I watched this when it was on TV and had it saved on my Sky box which was viewed another couple of times so when the price of the BD dropped below a tenner I had to get it,fantastic humour and improvisation which I will never tire of watching.