The Trip to Italy and 5 more great road movies

August 29, 2014 10:01 PM

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In The Trip to Italy opening in Dallas today, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a scenic tour of Italy and partake in the country’s finest cuisine. They drive mountain roads, get stuck in Rome traffic and do more of the impressions that made 2010′s The Trip such a kick. (You can read my review here).

The movie is unabashed food porn (and good comedy), but it’s also the latest example of a time-tested genre: the road movie. A good road movie shows us the sights, but it can also takes us on and emotional and psychological journey. Sometimes the road movie is just a lot of fun. Here are five of my ...

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