The Trip

The Trip

DVD - 2011
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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their roles from Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story for this tale of a restaurant critic who reluctantly invites his obnoxious best friend on a business trip through the English countryside. Tapped by The Observer to review fine restaurants throughout the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Steve (Coogan) finds himself without a traveling companion after his girlfriend decides not to go at the last minute. After being turned down by everyone he knows, Steve extends an invitation to Rob (Brydon), and together the pair attempts to navigate the winding back roads of rural England, impersonating popular celebrities and bickering endlessly along the way.
Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films ; Montreal : Distributed by Alliance Films, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 TRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Jan 08, 2018

Fresh, funny and far more engaging than I anticipated. The delete scenes not only comprise another film -- but lend a great deal of insight into the way the film was somewhat improvised into existence.

Oct 12, 2017

An entertaining movie that examines the relationship between two middle aged comedians as they travel around England. The movie explores the dynamic between two the two men, as their close quarters forces them to keep the other at a safe emotional distance, while simultaneously trying to establish some kind of connection with their fellow man. The results are entertaining, comical, and insightful.

Aug 14, 2017

If you are looking for slap-stick humour don't bother. This is for those who appreciate subtle humour. My friends and I had to pause the movie to laugh our heads off for several minutes during the scene where they are on route in the car and talking about a movie where the "King" gives the speech "Gentlemen, to bed, for tomorrow we rise at....". There were several other scenes that we found hilarious. The Extras are almost as long as the movie. We loved it.

Jun 14, 2017

Rated 1/10. Hate this series. I saw "The Trip To Italy first, which was bad enough. More of the same boring babble in this first movie in this series. Note to myself: Do not bother with "The Trip To Spain", or any subsequent drivel. I don't know how anyone could find any of these shows entertaining. It's just irritating.

Mar 30, 2017

This is a funny film about a road trip two aging friends make when offered the chance to review restaurants along the way.

Aug 20, 2016

This had me considering my most recent road trip, and how we entertained ourselves along the way. Not nearly as funnily, that's for sure!

Dec 01, 2015

Brilliant! Best part of the show is the pants-pissingly funny improv in the car between Coogan and Brydon which begins with "Gentlemen, to bed!" I give The Trip four stars.

Aug 05, 2015

Genuinely a very funny film- something that sadly is a rarity nowadays in most ' comedies '. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have a great comedic chemistry.

patcumming Aug 05, 2015

Quirky humour and gorgeous looking food and scenery. Not your average buddy road trip movie.

May 12, 2015

Loved the impersonations, the music and scenery. Wish I could have eaten the dinners along with them. I looked up the Holbreck Ghyll, a restaurant B&B, in the Lake District, where they stay, it's ONLY 350 pounds per night. I'd better start saving!

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Aug 17, 2014

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Mar 19, 2012

When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon


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Apr 02, 2012

Rob (referencing their sharing a bed): "What's the problem, anyway? What do you think's gonna happen, hey?" Steve: "You might touch my bottom." Rob: "Alright... were you... were you an altar boy?" Steve: "Yes I was." Rob: "Seriously?" Steve: "Yes." Rob: "Alright, well I'll go on the sofa if you want... sorry, didn't realize we were into Oprah Winfrey territory - Are you seriously saying you were abused as a child when you were an altar boy?" Steve: "...Only verbally... and physically... not sexually... y'know... just punched by a priest..."


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