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.
If you've ever wanted to see two grown men doing impressions for nearly two hours, this is the film for you. If you've ever wanted to see two grown, straight men singing ABBA's "The Winner Takes It All" without a trace of irony, this is the film for you. Finally, if you were one of six people who saw Tristram Shandy and you wanted a sequel, this is the film you've been waiting for. And it's bloody brilliant.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play themselves in this occasionally meandering, occasionally inspired comedy that finds Coogan as a guest food critic on a road trip to visit various restaurants, having to drag his neurotic friend along with him. Self-reflexive and often melancholy, the film is a probing, if uneven exploration of loneliness through the eyes of two men adrift in stagnant careers.
Loose, funny, touching at times but ultimately a forgettable grazing-road-trip film. Made from a 6 part tv series it's a decent attempt at post modernising the genre, shot on HD with large portions of improv. 3 stars
I have watched only two of Winterbottom's films and have absolutely loved them because of their subtleness and acute interpretation of the intricacies of human behavior. Brilliant director.Will definitely watch more of his films.