By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10
British humor, while not as vulgar or straightforward as current American based material, still is a place for prime comedy (and it’s still pretty vulgar). From the Monty Python films to “The Office” (U.K.) series, humor in Britain has been always growing and expanding to new audiences. The Trip is a film that strives to reach American audiences with the comedic stylings of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, and it does to a degree.
Directed by Michael Winterbottom, The Trip is a mockumentary staring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing fictionalized versions of themselves with the same names. In the film, Steve is a struggling actor who’s paid to be a food critic for a week touring the restaurants along the countryside. Since he split up with his girlfriend and has no one else to go with, he brings fellow actor Brydon to be his sidekick for the journey.