*** (out of four)
The buzz: No worries if you know nothing about high-end food; Coogan and Brydon take zero notice of the beautiful presentations in front of them. For this scripted, documentary-style road movie, the pair re-team with director Michael Winterbottom ("Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story") to adapt a British TV miniseries that you assumedly haven't seen (neither have I).
The verdict: Rarely does a movie so bittersweet induce so much giggling. “The Trip” touches on middle-aged woe for both the successful playboy and the mildly less successful family man, but is mostly filler around the impressions. (Chances are the upcoming “The Change-Up,” in which playboy Ryan Reynolds and husband/father
Did you know? Coogan and Brydon wonder why big-screen warriors always declare that they plan to depart for war at daybreak, not planning to go to battle at 10ish. As if persecuted townsfolk prefer someone heroic, as opposed to heroic-ish?
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