THE TRIP TO ITALY ( M)
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