Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan in The Trip to Italy.
Like its predecessor The Trip, which took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon touring the restaurants of northern England, The Trip to Italy is the sequel from director Michael Winterbottom that takes us to the fine hotels and restaurants of Italy. Tuscany, Rome, and Capri offer breathtaking backdrops to Coogan and Brydon’s repartee—mostly improvised, and embellished with their one-up impersonations of Michael Caine, Sean Connery, and Al Pacino.
There’s a refreshing quality to the ordinary chatter between two buddies who love to tease and compete and banter about almost nothing. And when two comedians get together, even nothing can be entertaining. B+