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The Trip to Italy (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 April 2014 (UK)
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Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.
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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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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$71,712 (USA) (15 August 2014)

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$2,873,758 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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In one scene Rob Brydon comments that Tom Hardy couldn't do what he does. In the film Locke Tom Hardy plays a man with a strong Welsh accent filmed entirely through dash-cams while driving and the audience is watching his life and marriage collapse. Rob Brydon's breakthrough performance was in Marion and Geoff, a programme fitting the same description. See more »

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Toward the end of the movie (33 minute to the end), they are showing and commenting about a fruit they call "kumquat" which is in fact a "Physalis" also called "Cape Gooseberry", a fruit originally from Chile and Peru. A Kumquat is like a miniature orange with leathery leaves, and is rarely eaten raw because of its citrus like flavor. A physalis has a paper-like husk like a tomatillo and is very sweet when ripe. See more »

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Emma: [upon looking at Mount Vesuvius from a ferry] Do you think it's still active?
Rob: I like to think so.
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Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen [Rückert-Lieder]
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Violeta Urmana
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Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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Disappointing but for the Performances
19 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Trip to Italy is an entertaining but ultimately unengaging comic travelogue of Italy, with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon traveling across the Italian peninsula while entertaining each other with imitations and listening to Alanis Morissette. Although both lead actors provide excellent performances, they do not make up for a flimsy plot.

The main strength of the film is the magnetism of Coogan and Brydon. Both are extremely skilled impressionists, doing masterful impersonations of, among others, Michael Caine and Al Pacino. Furthermore, when the script gives them an opportunity, the actors show greater depth. Occasionally, they go past the impersonations to show their characters' insecurities. In one scene where is preparing for an audition for a Mafia movie, he goes from endless impersonations of Pacino to a conversation with himself that reveals his lack of confidence.

The Trip to Italy also benefits from some good photography. Admittedly, it is not much of a challenge to take beautiful photographs of the Italian countryside, but the film features a number of truly awe-inspiring locations and shots. The ending shot of the Mediterranean in the sunset is fantastic.

Unfortunately, great impersonations wear thin after an hour, while great scenery does not a good movie make. The film just barely has a plot, with little real character development as our protagonists drive from one great meal to another. More damningly, the film does not end so much as stop, with an abrupt conclusion that will leave viewers unsatisfied.


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