Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continue to play themselves as they previously played in the Golden Tulip-winner A Cock and Bull Story in The Trip, the feature film edited out from the six-episode British comedy series, described as “one of the funniest things on TV” by The Guardian. In the film, which basically is a gourmet road movie, Coogan is assigned by the food section of a newspaper as guest critic, and as such, he travels the English countryside with his sad-faced, neurotic friend Brydon. Most of their hilarious dialogues are improvised, but the dinners they eat at fancy restaurants for the magazine are real. —Istanbul Film Festival
Acclaimed British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom is known for making intense, passionate films that explore the demands of human relationships and emotional commitment. He first earned recognition with Butterfly Kisses (1995), a somewhat controversial revision of the buddy/road genre that told the story of a pair of lesbians (Saskia Reeves and Amanda Plummer) who go on a killing spree across Great Britain.
Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, on March 29, 1961, Winterbottom earned a degree at Oxford and received film training in Bristol and London. After beginning his professional career as a film editor for Thames Television, he directed two documentaries about Ingmar Bergman and a few television series, most notably the acclaimed BBC drama Family (1994).
The same year that Butterfly Kiss was released, Winterbottom presented audiences with a film of an entirely different sort. Go Now, a romantic drama starring Robert Carlyle as a man whose… read more
I enjoyed this movie a lot. The imagery was fantastic and the understanding of exquisite food made this movie very enjoyable. I feel that this movie properly described a problem that I see in the world, that people aim to do what Coogan do, appreciating the "grandeur" in life, instead of appreciating the simple things. I think it was a simple theme, wonderfully delivered.
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First, a quick reminder that entries on several films playing here or there have been updated through today: Film Socialisme, Agrarian Utopia
This started as a bbc series for one season about Steve Coogan doing a resteraunt tour of england with his friend/nemesis Rob Brydon. Who is replacing Coogan’s girlfriend last minute. The film follows… read review