Brydon and Coogan take a third trip with Winterbottom for another charming, humorous and self-effacing journey. The chemistry between the friends/foils is still electric; riffing off one another and each trying to outdo the other in every endeavour or conversation. Why it works is the fact that these are two people one would genuinely enjoy spending time with.
7/10. A pleasant continuation of the silly banter and middle aged melancholy of its predecessors, THE TRIP TO SPAIN falters to find an ending and instead comes up a final shot moment that's truly strange (and maybe a little offensive?).
With each iteration of the premise this endeavour moves further away from having a point, but then the attempts at plot have always been the worst part, a mere distraction from the impressions, banter and bits which are all perfect here. That Winterbottom wrings such pathos out of the pairs privileged pilgimage elevates it above disposibility, above say a podcast, but only just.