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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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Comedy | Drama

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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

Like the previous film, The Trip (2010), Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan improvised their scenes together. 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

Steve: I promise you I haven't sabotage the sound system because of my aversion to your karaoke inclinations
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Connections

References The Rob Brydon Show (2010) 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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Tedious ego-trip
14 September 2014 | by Clive_baronsSee all my reviews

I was so disappointed as I have liked Steve Cougan's previous work. The movie tried to give the impression that the dialogue between Cougan and Brydon was spontaneous but came over as completely premeditated and precisely scripted so it lost all credibility. The dialogue -- especially the very good impressions by Brydon -- we so overdone and self serving they became tedious and we both were looking at our watches after 40 minutes. I hardly laughed at this comedy; the shots of the food and scenery were stunning but were too fleeting to add value to the plot.

Too many in-jokes and poetry/movie-aficionado references only heightened the impression that the movie is a self- serving Ego-trip.


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