Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Trip

British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon take a trip through the back lanes and country roads of the north of England visiting hotels and restaurants for a newspaper article that Coogan has been contracted to write. Coogan was to have been accompanied by his girlfriend but she has pulled out and so Brydon accompanies Coogan on 'The Trip' instead.

Coogan is constantly irritated by Brydon. They engage in an endless competition mimicing famous actors and Coogan is further distracted by unsatisfactory offers of work from his agent and reminders of his domestic disappointments through phone calls with his ex-wife, girlfriend and slightly wayward son.

This mockumentary style comedy is very low key and will not be to everyone's taste. Nothing of any consequence happens but I think it is quite amusing.

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