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Contest: <i>The Trip to Italy</i> advance screening

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in Camogli, Italy

Advance Screening: The Trip to Italy, Thursday, August 21st at 7:30pm, Ritz Five

We have a few pairs of tickets to see The Trip to Italy before it is released in theaters!

To enter, email us with your name and why you want to see the film! Winners will be chosen at random, only one entry per household please.

About the film:

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 mouthwatering meals 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.

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Ryan Silberstein

Ryan is the co-founder of Filmhash, and has been writing thoughtful film reviews and pop culture commentary on and off for nine years. He spends his days at a company named one of the best to work for in the Philadelphia area. His other interests include comics, exotic coffees, experimental beer, discovering new music, and books.

(7) Readers Comments

  1. I went to italy years ago and cant afford to go back but eould live to see if I visited any of these places they were in.

  2. I’d love to see this movie!!!

  3. I want to see the movie because I would like a trip to Italy.

  4. ITALY I ADORE.

    BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES WOULD GO BACK MANYMORE.

  5. LET’S ALL GO OVER THERE & SEE Italian FILMS..w/SOPHIA LOREN

  6. i went to italy on my honeymoon and cant wait to see this film

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