THE TRIP TO ITALY ( M)

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

BRI­TISH comics Steve Coogan and Rob Bry­don re­turn with an­other won­der­ful combo of stun­ning scenery, fine food and im­pec­ca­bly im­pro­vised con­ver­sa­tion.

Though the for­mula that proved so ef­fec­tive in 2010’ s The Trip ( also a win­ning TV se­ries) has barely been al­tered, the re­fined ver­bal spar­ring of the leads is even more in­spired and amus­ing than be­fore. Frac­tional shifts in tone and the oc­ca­sional melan­choly beat – it is worth bear­ing in mind Coogan and Bry­don are play­ing cal­i­brated ver­sions of their real selves – are placed very pre­cisely to keep view­ers on their toes. We’d like to see more, please ( The Trip to Aus­tralia, per­haps?). Di­rected by Michael Win­ter­bot­tom ( A Mighty Heart ).

Now show­ing State Cin­ema

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