The Trip

November 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Posted in 2011 | Leave a comment

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I laughed more at this film than any other I saw this year.  It was Steve Coogan at his best: playing the painfully insecure, grandiose, self involved Steve Coogan who has surfaced in other films (“Coffee & Cigarettes” and “Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story”).  But what really made the film work was less Steve and more of Rob Brydon’s performance (also as himself).  Steve would get Rob wound up and he had the audience in stitches.  The plot (Steve and Rob tour Northern England tasting food for an upcoming article Steve is writing) is really irrelevant.  It’s just an excuse to put these two together (in a car, at a table, in a bedroom) and watch the absurd one-upmanship.

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