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'The Trip to Italy' a movable feast with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
'The Trip to Italy' a movable feast with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

One fascination of director Michael Winterbottom's breezy culinary road trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon is the way the male ego gets skewered in the pair's exchanges. The film is essentially a running gag on the competitive urge as Coogan and Brydon try to outdo each other's Michael Caine impression, struggle to appear happy at one man's success or suppress a certain satisfaction at another's failure. Served in small, savory bites, these are just some of the film's improvisational delights. Indeed, the light, dry comedy is a model of minimalism in the way it follows the men, playing ever-so-slightly fictionalized versions of themselves, and their...

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