The Trip to Italy — a satisfying second helping

August 30, 2014 12:29 AM

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The Trip to Italy — a satisfying second helping

I’LL never forget seeing The Trip for the first time, at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2010. The larky little movie, starring British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, sent their characters on a modest adventure through the English lake country, where they dined and drank at some of the region’s most tony gastropubs and exchanged improvisatory bons mots over glasses of claret and against stunning rural backdrops.

I emerged from that screening utterly charmed but wondering whether Coogan and Brydon’s rapid-fire, inside-jokey wit, and the film’s small canvas, would translate for Americans. Happily enough, they did, and The Trip found a loving audience in viewers who can still quote their Michael Caine imperson...

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