Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon talk about the song "The Windmills of Your Mind" by Noel Harrison and it is played at the film's ending. A different version of this song by The King's Singers was played at the end of the final episode of I'm Alan Partridge (1997), where Alan goes to see the unsold copies of his autobiography being pulped. See more »
Steve says while at lunch that a version of 12 Years a Slave was made by HBO "about ten years ago". No such version exists but PBS did make a version in 1984 entitled Solomon Northup's Odyssey. See more »
Good but not great, this movie had me smiling throughout at the lighthearted banter, which was apparently mostly unscripted.
The movie follows two friends traveling through Spain so that one of them can write a series of restaurant reviews.
The focus is on their dialogue while they visit some tourist sights or sit in restaurants. There is not much of a story, and overall the film comes across more like a travel documentary rather than a movie.
The dialogue mostly covers food, Spanish history, and being middle aged. Most of the humor comes from the friends taking mild jabs at each other, and their impressions of mostly British celebrities such as Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Mick Jagger and Roger Moore. (There are many James Bond references.)
Overall, the formula is entertaining but I would be lying if I said it was not wearing a bit thin by the end of the film. I understand there are now three "Trip" films. I have not seen the previous two and I want to see them, although I am in no hurry because this is not the sort of comedy you can easily binge on.
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