Thursday, September 4, 2014

Movies: The Trip To Italy

(Drivebycuriosity) - The British actors Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon are established comedians in the UK. Both are well known for their TV shows. In the recent years they have been collaborating in TV series and movies - with great success. In 2010 started their TV series "The Trip" which lead to the same named movie. The film "The Trip To Italy", which is now running in US cinema theaters, is their newest co-production and a sequel to "The Trip" (imdb).

"Italy" gives both comedians ample opportunity to display their talents. Most time the camera focuses on their faces and follows their dialogues and sketches. I enjoyed their laconic but humorous comments about the world around us and had the most laughs when the were imitating the voices and speaking in the manors of some Hollywood stars like … (this is a spoiler free blog). 

The plot is just the frame for the comedian`s show. "Coogan", as himself, travels - together with his friend "Brydon" - to Italy to review there 6 restaurants for the newspaper "The Observer". I loved the gorgeous landscapes (mostly at the Rivera coast). Some places justify even the cliché of "heaven on earth". And the served meals at the classy restaurants looked "mouth-watering".

I found the film very amusing. It waked my appetite to take the trip sometimes by myself.

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