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.
When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
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 (email@example.com)
Like the previous film, The Trip, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan improvised their scenes together. See more »
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 »
[upon looking at Mount Vesuvius from a ferry]
Do you think it's still active?
I like to think so.
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Vier Letze 'Im Abendrot'
Composed by Richard Strauss & Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (as Joseph von Eichendorff)
by permission of Boosey & Hawkes Ltd, An Imagem Company
Performed by Elizabeth Schwarzkopf and Philarmonica Orchestra
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music Ltd See more »
If only the inflatable boat in the early scene had sunk.
Could only be called two idiots abroad. Calculated 'rambles' and cringe-inducing dialogue of nothingness.
Full screen filled with their fairly boring faces while frustratingly, Italy, in all its green and aromatic glory is reduced to playing a background fleeting extra. Beautiful food is given a brisk token summary of a Benidorm-type review, while unbearable fractured Italian and pompous guide-book knowledge makes one wish their inflated boat would sink immediately with their over-inflated egos.
An arrogant treatment of Italy, combined with the most pathetic belief that these two have anything interesting to say, will leave you searching for Italian for 'where is a Borgia when you need one?"
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