Imagine the British version of The Odd Couple
set on a road trip, and you’ll have the basic setup for Michael Winterbottom’s often hilarious and offhandedly deep comedy The Trip
U.K. comic Steve Coogan plays a fictionalized version of himself: a sarcastic, pessimistic, and miserable celebrity. When he’s hired to write about the food at various inns throughout England’s countryside, his girlfriend backs out on joining him for the voyage and he ends up bringing along his friend Rob (Rob Brydon, also playing a fictionalized version of himself). As the two travel by car from remote location to remote location and sample absolutely spectacular foo...