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The Trip (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Coogan ... Steve Coogan
Rob Brydon ... Rob Brydon
Rebecca Johnson ... Sally
Elodie Harrod Elodie Harrod ... Chloe
Dolya Gavanski ... Magda
Claire Keelan ... Emma
Justin Edwards ... Steve's UK Agent
Margo Stilley ... Mischa
Anna Stockton Anna Stockton ... Katherine
Kerry Shale ... Matt
Jeronime Palmer Jeronime Palmer ... Greta Hall Housekeeper
Rita Davies ... Dove Cottage Worker
Marta Barrio ... Yolanda
Paul Popplewell ... Paul
Mike Balderstone Mike Balderstone ... Geologist
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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. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2011 (Greece) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$77,904, 12 June 2011

Gross USA:

$2,030,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,945,217
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1.85 : 1
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There is no credited writer. Majority of the film is improvised. See more »

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Steve: Death is but a moment... Cowardice is a lifetime of affliction.
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References Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) See more »

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Wuthering Heights
Written by Kate Bush
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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No Excess, Just Class
22 October 2011 | by tappingjeffSee all my reviews

What a winning combination can be found in Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in Michael Winterbottom's comedy The Trip. Utilizing every inch of British humor that they can, Coogan and Brydon take the witty script even further, making real characters out of themselves and playing it straight, whether it's hilarious or a little heartbreaking. Set up as a mockumentary, Steve Coogan (playing himself) is asked to make a country-wide tour of England and explore the best restaurants in the country. Unable to take his girlfriend, he ends up taking his actor best friend Rob Brydon (also playing himself), and the two must endure the trip together, which becomes quite a challenge for Steve and Rob. They make quite the pair from there, often feeding into one another's humor brilliantly and in only a classy way, as they try to pass the time. They deal with their (sometimes dismal) outside life, which helps the film get some weight, but mainly focuses on the silly things they do when they are on the trip, which is usually impersonating people they admire or dreaming about roles and films they wish they would and I suppose could make. Even when their humor starts to repeat itself, it is surprisingly still intriguing. This is probably because it is such a refreshing contrast from the loud and obnoxious comedies we have been accustomed to in the Hollywood market. This film is quieter, but it's so damn funny. It finds its humor from not playing dumb to the audience, and higher minded viewers will appreciate that while simpler minded viewers might even find the film dull or droning. What I found is a hilarious, classy, British comedy that never tries too hard, and in doing so, it succeeds where other comedies only wish they could. A-


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