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The Trip (I) (2010)

 -  Comedy  -  24 April 2011 (Greece)
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Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

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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. Written by Anonymous

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Eat, drink and try not to kill each other.

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$77,904 (USA) (10 June 2011)

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$2,014,922 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Early in the film, the car stereo plays "Atmosphere" by Joy Division, which Steve Coogan explains he has chosen as the "soundtrack" for their trip, Though neither the song title nor the band are mentioned, in 24 Hour Party People (2002), Coogan played Tony Wilson, the producer who signed Joy Division to his Factory Records label. See more »

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Rob: You could have a costume drama here, couldn't you?
Steve: I would love-I'd absolutely-I'd just love to do a costume drama in these hills, leaping, vaulting over dry stone walls with a scabbard, with that dead look in my eyes, 'cause I've seen so many horrors that I'm sort of immune to them, and I'd say something like, "Gentlemen, to bed! Gentlemen, to bed, for we leave at first light. Tomorrow we battle, and we may lose our lives. But remember: death is but a moment. Cowardice is a lifetime affliction...
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A different breed of film.
20 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give this film a 8/10 because though, sadly, being merely a teenager, some of the jokes in this movie fly over my head (references aren't my strong suit, namely references towards things I've not heard of) But that said I thought this movie was delightfully different, in the sense that its plot is extremely uneventful, but extremely eventful; though the movie has little to no action, characters don't truly come to any sweeping realizations, and I would be hard-pressed to find a climax, it was an amazing movie. It presented two individuals, and through various mediums displayed their flaws, their aspirations, and examined how they might appear to each other. It's magnificent really, It's essentially a character study, but shown in a witty and enjoyable way that I would happily recommend. It's "slow" in terms of action, but dialog alone is enough to keep one firmly seated and interested.

In short: Different from what you might expect with modern media, but excellent none-the-less.


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