The Trip To Italy, Michael Winterbottom 2014
By Ali Tenenbaum
This is a road trip you want to be on. Or at a minimum you want to run into these guys at a hotel bar. Michael Winterbottom does a fantastic job of guiding these two genius buffoons , Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, on their twisted beautiful journey.
By now we know what to expect with this brand of humor (if you don’t, see this film immediately, if you want more watch Winterbottom's 2010 film "The Trip"). Coogan and his buddy didn't disappoint in the original, and Italy is no different. This time they dine on mouth-watering pasta instead of British delicacies, but the witty repartee is the same and it’s near impossible to tire of it.That’s not to say that the movie can’t drag on at times, or feel like the same old shtick, but, as they say in Meatballs, "It just doesn’t matter!"It’s seamless and easy and a pure delight.
It should be required viewing to promote healthy funny bone development in kids. If grandma doesn’t think it’s funny, well, probably too late for her.
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