Video on Demand — June 2011

The Trip Video pick of the month

The Trip


Rebounding from his ultraviolent adaptation of The Killer Inside Me, Michael Winterbottom reteams with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a comedic tour through North England. The journey begins when Coogan is asked by The Observer to review England’s top restuarants in the countryside. What he perceives as a perfect getaway with his girlfriend goes awry when she backs out on him last minute, leaving him to ask his friend, Rob Brydon, to accompany him. The Trip is a largely improvised comedy in which the two play themselves (similar to the last time Coogan and Brydon collaborated with Winterbottom in Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story), but along with having fun with Coogan’s obsessions over his career and women, some of the biggest laughs come from Coogan and Brydon trying to one-up each other with spot-on impressions of Michael Caine, Woody Allen, and more. Both culinary delight and road movie, The Trip is already a hit in the UK where it aired as a mini-series last year.

  • Comedy
  • IFC Films
  • Official Site
  • 6/22/2011
  • Amazon Instant Video iTunes Netflix Streaming VOD
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