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The Trip

A pair of actors tests their friendship when they set off on a foodie road trip across England.

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There's been precious little else on the box these last few years that has got my wife and me shedding big fat tears of laughter, but The Trip never fails to oblige. I love it for its originality and its daring.

Largely improvised, The Trip takes comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon -- or semifictionalized versions thereof -- on a restaurant tour around northern England. When Steve is asked by The Observer newspaper to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but Rob, his best friend and source of eternal aggravation. 

Director
Michael Winterbottom
Cast
Steve CooganRob BrydonClaire KeelanMargo StilleyPaul PopplewellRebecca JohnsonDolya GavanskiKerry ShaleBernard GallagherBen Stiller
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Country
UK
Available
Nov 10 2014

There's been precious little else on the box these last few years that has got my wife and me shedding big fat tears of laughter, but The Trip never fails to oblige. I love it for its originality and its daring.