The Trip to Italy

September 26 - October 2 Daily: 2 &7

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite with writer-director Michael Winterbottom for his follow-up to 2010’s The Trip. His new affable little film will likely make you crave a bowl of fresh-made pasta in seafood sauce, a glass of Frascati, and a room with a view on the Amalfi coast. A big postcard for the Italian tourism industry, this film will rekindle an appreciation for that special friend (or friends) with whom you can always be yourself, who knows how to make you laugh, who accepts you without judgment and without fail. The two Brits on the cusp of middle-age tour Italy in a Fiat convertible, wining and dining their way in a travelogue of breathtaking beauty accompanied by the endlessly entertaining chatter of two best friends. Little drama transpires during this Roman (and Tuscan/Sicilian/Amalfi) holiday but you’ll nevertheless be enchanted, not only by the magnificent scenery and mouth-watering food on display but more so by the relationship between two guys attached at the funny-bone. (NR, 108 mins.)