The Trip to Italy
IMDB Rating : 6.7
IMDB Votes : 7,391
User Reviews : 58
Movie Rated : NOT RATED
Date Released : 25 April 2014
Run Time : 108 min
Movie Genre : Comedy, Drama
Movie Director : Michael Winterbottom
Movie Writer : Michael Winterbottom
Movie Stars : Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner, Claire Keelan
The Trip to Italy 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.
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I started to watch The Trip to Italy hoping to be entertained in a light entertainment sort of way.
As the action progressed I became more and more irritated with the script, the performances, the settings, even the cinematography.
Never before have I had to contain the urge to throw things at a screen. I felt great sorrow for the poor Italian extras and actors having to put up with this "story" of a pair of British luvvies act-or-ing their way around the Italian scenery at the expense of the BBC licence payer.
I was infuriated at the driving slowly and wobbling about in the outside lane of the autostrada without indicating in the proper Italian manner. If I had been a passing motorist I would have given the whole crew il mano cornuto or worse.
As for the "funny" schtick in the restaurants – if I was a waiter I would have spat in their soup or "tripped" and sent their pasta into their laps or even thrown them over the edge of the terrace to their severe injury on the rocks below.
By the end of the movie I felt strangely satisfied with my bilious reaction and went to bed thanking my lucky stars I have never met such unpleasant arrogant people because I would probably get myself into trouble.