The Trip to Italy

Did you see "The Trip" from 2010? If so, this is the sequel; if not, this is a gab fest between two long-time friends, Steve Coogan ("Philomena")  and Rob Brydon (Lots of TV), on a road trip from Naples to Capri. We watch them as they eat six meals in six different locations and gab all the way. The scenery is astounding, the food looks scrumptious and the gab is a movie lover's Nirvana.

They talk about (and do impressions of):
  • Diane Keaton and Woody Allen
  • Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando
  • Hugh Grant from the movie Notting Hill
  • Gore Vidal and Al Pacino
  • Anthony Hopkins and Humphrey Bogart
  • All the Batmans plus Michael Caine
They have discussions about:
  • Adolescent girls
  • Alanis Morissette and Avril Lavigne
  • Shelley, Lord Byron and Keats
  • The movie Roman Holiday
  • Pompeii and those plaster casts of people
  • Kumquats
  • The absurdity of turning over the Mini Cooper keys to a young man because he had a polo shirt with a hotel logo on it. No ID.
  • Running on a beach with De Niro.
I can't think of a time I have heard our 2014 Seattle International Film Festival screening audience laugh as often as I did in this one. I will be forced to watch for the DVD so I can catch up on all the funny stuff I missed!