The Trip to Spain

Opens Friday, September 1
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1hr 55mins // directed by:Michael Winterbottom // featuring:Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Marta Barrio // CC, Assisted Listening

After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter.

Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish

"The laughter comes from the movies’ most important recurring element: the way Steve and Rob interact. Their bickering and frequent one-upmanship are less like sibling rivalry or masculine competition and more like a rocky marriage: thin-skinned affection wedded to well-earned wariness. Steve and Rob are a pair of Beckett characters who’ve stumbled into paradise then barely look up, they enjoy stumbling so much." — Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe