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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Steve Coogan ... Steve
Rob Brydon ... Rob
Rosie Fellner ... Lucy
Claire Keelan ... Emma
Marta Barrio ... Yolanda
Timothy Leach Timothy Leach ... Joe (Steve's Son)
Ronni Ancona ... Donna
Rebecca Johnson ... Sally (Rob's Wife)
Alba Foncuberta Bufill Alba Foncuberta Bufill ... La Suvera Receptionist
Flora Villani Flora Villani ... Villa Cimbrone Receptionist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alessandro Cuomo ... Mario
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Storyline

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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They survived 'The Trip' and now they're back for the second course. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viagem a Itália See more »

Filming Locations:

Italy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,712, 15 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,873,758, 7 November 2014
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Runtime:

| (mini-series)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rob and Steve play Alanis Morissette's album Jagged Little Pill as they drive to the various restaurants in the film. This led to the album re-entering the UK charts at No. 40, selling just under 2000 copies in the week. See more »

Goofs

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, which can be eaten whole, or used in making marmalade. It has a very sharp flavour. A physalis has a paper-like husk like a tomatillo and is very sweet when ripe. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Star Trek (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen [Rückert-Lieder]
Written by Gustav Mahler
Performed by Violeta Urmana
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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Self indulgent nonsense
2 June 2014 | by housemartinsSee all my reviews

Apart from the beautiful scenery, and a couple of chuckles, this was boring. Normally I enjoy these guys, but this just doesn't work. Watching two mates eating, and doing impressions every five minutes, with an attempt at being funny thrown in, was embarrassing. I was hoping for more views of an amazing journey, but was left feeling short changed in that department. Whilst both Rob and Steve are very clever in their own right, this union seemed more of a challenge to outdo each other. I thought this would be more of a documentary type of movie, but sadly I was mistaken. If you're die hard fans of the duo, I guess this is for you.


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