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The Trip

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Michael Winterbottom

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About the Movie

THE TRIP is an improvised tour of the North of England reuniting comedy favorites Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. In the style of Curb your Enthusiasm, the story is fictional but based around their real personas. When Steve is commissioned by the food supplement of a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants, he decides to mix work with pleasure and plans a trip around the North of England with his food loving American girlfriend. But when his girlfriend decides to leave him and return to the States, Steve is faced with a week of meals for one, not quite the trip he had in mind. Reluctantly, he calls Rob, the only person he can think of who will be available. Rob, never one to turn down a free lunch (let alone six) agrees, and together they set off for a culinary adventure.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 103
  • Fresh: 91
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The joy of this small, unimportant contest is weirdly addictive; you come out of the film as if from a concert, playing the music of false voices in your head. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Jun 27, 2011

Fresh: Have you ever been trapped in the back seat of a car while the old married couple up front bickers and banters for hours? It's either sheer torture or, if the couple happens to be Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, wildly entertaining. – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Jun 17, 2011

Fresh: It's rife with observations about men of a certain age, actors of a certain career -- and for a bonus, restaurants of a certain moment. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Jun 17, 2011

Fresh: The Trip is a comedy about two guys going to fancy restaurants in the English countryside. Sounds hilarious, huh? Well, it actually is. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Jul 8, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Pure comedy

This really is a fantastic two-man-show. The way these guys bounce off each other is amazing - perpetual thrust and counter-thrust; albeit with Michael Caine impressions and dodgy puns. This isn't exactly the usual premise for a comedy movie - two guys travelling the North-English countryside, reviewing restaurants - but the lack of action and plot simply heightens the character examinations - the (mostly) happily married father and the egotistical lothario. For me, it's easily the funniest film of the year - PLEASE give it a try.

Not a fan

I fell asleep about 5 times during this movie after a while it just got really boring.

So Boring

It was so slow and boring. This was far from a comedy. Too many one line repeats throughout. "The Trip" would have been fun if you were actually particpating in it.