The Trip to Italy

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Year Released: 2014
Rating: 1.0

Following the snarky original Trip, in which Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon drove around the U.K. eating food and trying to make each other laugh (if not the audience), this time they're sent to Italy to drive around, mock the dead in Pompeii, eat incredibly expensive food and (this is mostly on Brydon) attempt many, many 'impersonations' of celebrities. As hard as it might be to believe, this 'trip' has even less to offer than the first one, as Brydon's nonstop impressions do more to grate than amuse and the whole 'movie' carries with it this 'we're so privileged we're bored' tone. At least when Anthony Bourdain travels to other countries and indulges in their cuisine he gives a little background into the culture and meditates on how he feels as a 'tourist' - these two twits couldn't be bothered with anything other than half-arsed Keats/Shelley/Byron references.