The Trip to Italy

2014

Comedy / Drama

The Trip to Italy (2014) download yts

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Cast

Steve Coogan as Steve
Rob Brydon as Rob
Ronni Ancona as Donna
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809.69 MB
1280*720
Not Rated
23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
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1.64 GB
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Not Rated
23.976 fps
1hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Likes_Ninjas90 6 / 10

While Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are fun and draw some solid laughs from the limitations of the premise, this particular trip is still baggy and self-indulgent

The best word to describe Michael Winterbottom's sequel to The Trip is patchy. There are some enjoyable laughs and jokes by the film's dual leads Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, playing fictional versions of themselves again, but the comedy doesn't strike as frequently. Both films were originally a television series edited down into the film format. In the prequel the duo was assigned to travel around Britain to review several restaurants. They spent more time outdoing each other with their duel impersonations of celebrities like Michael Caine than paying attention to the food. They were rude, egotistical and self- absorbed and that's why it was so hysterical. Now they've been asked to do a second round of restaurants in Italy. Like so many sequels, this entry doesn't have the element of surprise but that was expected. The weakest aspect here is the thinness of the material. By attempting to deepen the dialogue and the characters it overstays its welcome. There isn't enough narrative to stop the film from running out of steam and earlier than expected.

Who could argue with staying too long in Italy though? The new setting is one of the stars because this feature looks stunning. The beauty of Italy, including Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and Caprio, are sumptuously captured by cinematographer James Clarke. The overhead shots and wide angles are used very effectively in capturing images like the boats on the water or even the cities in the back of the frame as the camera moves away in an unbroken tracking shot. It is an incredible looking film but one must ask what Winterbottom's incentive was in making another entry. He is one of the most diverse filmmakers in the world and he doesn't make the same film twice. This isn't a radical departure from the structure of the previous entry and some of the thematic material is recycled from other films like The Look of Love, which also starred Steve Coogan as a neglectful father.

At least both of the actors are very articulate with their improvisation. There is more discourse about the topics like age and death. They also frequently refer to poets like Lord Byron and pop staples like Roman Holiday. The thematic and ironic aim is that as they are so busy discussing death they are unaware of how much time they are wasting. The film's comedic flaw is in it attempts to soften Coogan's character. In the first film he was jealous, needy and unfaithful. Now the men have reversed roles. As he is growing older he wants to spend more time with his son, which adds a dose of sentimentality. Steve is also more reactionary to Brydon, who dominates most of the jokes and becomes the shallower of the two men as he cheats on his wife. It leaves the comedy feeling imbalanced and lopsided. Was anyone planning on seeing this really hoping for Steve Coogan to become a nicer guy?

Coogan is a brilliant comedian and has made an art form out of playing egotistical jerks, like his signature character Alan Partridge. I wonder if the change in his character here though is reflecting the maturity of his other work and attempts to add more dimensions to his repertoire. On top of his excellent performance in The Look of Love as Charles Raymond, he was also well received as both the writer and actor in Philomena. If he is growing out of films like this it will dampen anyone's hopes for a third entry. That isn't a bad thing. As it's said in a promising early scene, a second album is never as good as the first one. While Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are fun and draw some solid laughs from the limitations of the premise, this particular trip is still baggy and self-indulgent.

Reviewed by Dugald Allen 2 / 10

Art House film gone wrong

Truthfully, I walked into the theatre expecting some fun based upon such a high IMDb review. The premise of two respected comedians doing a semi- scripted trip around a set of Italian restaurants had some good potential.

However, it became quickly clear that this was a very self-indulgent "selfie". Apparently more so for Brydon, whose non-stop impressions became tiresome about half way through the movie. There certainly were a consistent run of chuckles, but there were no really funny moments.

Unless you're a film buff, dozens of vague (and potentially funny) references would be lost upon the audience. The college-level humour was lost on much of the audience and many walked out without that "just saw a fun movie" look on their faces.

The scenes involving the kitchens and restaurants were too brief and didn't really set any sense of place or any real love of the food being served. There was no "love" in the way the food was presented and no appreciation of the food by the characters. The premise was that one of them is writing an article about travelling to six restaurants, no?

There was no real discovery of the two stories of Brydon's unhappy marital situation or Coogan's desire to be closer to his son. We could have added some discussion between the men about their respective challenges. Instead, all we got was improvised conversation between two guys that would have normal customers asking the staff to shut them up. The only tender moments were left to the final 30 seconds of each of the six days.

Was the director trying to accomplish too much or was there a lack of skill presenting the parallel stories? I don't know.

The scenery and the food stole this otherwise disappointing show. We walked out of there thinking of our next menu.

What really hit my partner and I about the film was the boredom at the end of each day as each character met with Brydon's dismissive wife too busy with her work and being a single mum at home with a young child or Coogan just going to sleep, bored and listening to his ipad playing music. Seriously, if the actors are that bored, then how can we be entertained?

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