Arts & Entertainment

The Trip to Italy

© Trip Films Ltd 2014

Comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for a road trip around sun-drenched Italy in this entertaining follow-up to The Trip – the 2010 meta-comedy in which they played semi-fictional versions of themselves.

Once again, it’s an absolute blast watching the duo compete in a never-ending game of one-upmanship in which the currency is rapid-fire quips and uncanny, albeit increasingly loopy impersonations – including favourites Michael Caine and Al Pacino.

Yes, it’s inherently self-indulgent, and some of the humour is recycled from the previous instalment, but The Trip to Italy is more than a Coogan/Brydon vanity project – the pair’s musings on middle-age, family, mortality and legacy will resonate with viewers long after they die of laughter. (JH)

***1/2

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