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The Trip to Italy
The Trip to Italy – (dir. Michael Winterbottom)
West Mall 7 Theatres
Doors open at 5PM for FOOD and FILM Ticket. (This ticket type advance only – not sold at the door.)
Doors open at 6PM for FILM ONLY Ticket.
TRT: 108 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
If you have a Food & Film Ticket: Meal is SERVED at 5PM. Please be on time for dinner! No one admitted after 5:15PM with a Food & Film Ticket. NO REFUNDS.
If you have a Film Only Ticket: Doors open at 6PM to Icon Lounge. No early admissions. Film begins at 6:30pm. Cash bar. One menu item available for purchase
Film Summary: Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwateringmeals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity. (c) IFC Films
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