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Friday, August 29, 2014

The Trip to Italy

This movie, written by Michael Winterbottom is about two men, Steven Coogan & Rob Brydon, who takes a road trip around Italy, Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi, and Capri to taste test a meal in each of those cities at one of their finest restaurant.

Steve was to take the tour with his girlfriend but she back out at the last minute, so instead, he takes his friend, Rob. Steve and Rob take the road trip around Italy where they enjoyed the finest meal at the finest restaurant within six days. During the day, the men would travel to one of the city where they would go to the selected restaurant where the chefs would prepare one or more meal for them. Afterwards, they would also go site seeing around the area. Their tour consists of a lot of dry conversation and even more attempt at humor. The sceneries were breathtaking and spectacular. Most evening when the men spent time in their room is when you get a real sense of Steve’s and Rob’s personal life. Steve has a son who he seems to have a very close relationship with and even invites him on the last part of the tour. Rob’s life seems a bit different. Although, he is away on the tour, his wife seemed to lack the interest; as if she always a bit busy and distracted when he calls her.

The scenery and the food were the highlight of the movie. The director chose areas throughout Italy that was breathtaking and attractive for a great tour. The food looked attractive and delicious. However, the men’s attempt at humor was not even close to funny. Their imitating of other people was more close to dry humor. The men’s conversations with each other always seem a bit off. This movie suits well for a mature audience.
(Review by Dr. Dwanna Swan-Ary)

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1 comment:

  1. Based on the laughter at the screening I attended, a lot of people did think it was funny!