The Trip (2011)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 52 mins

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Embedded with spontaneous humour and subtle charm, this road-trip drama delves into the adventures in the life of Steve Coogan, who was born in Manchester. On a stroke of luck, he is given an assignment by The Observer to to the country's finest restaurants. Believing that it would be the perfect opportunity for him to thoroughly enjoy and connect with his girlfriend, Steve is excited and delighted by the offer. However, to his utter disappointment, his girlfriend refuses to travel with him. So, without any companion, Steve is forced to invite his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon on the trip. After Steve magnanimously offers to give him 45 percent of the fee. Brydon bids farewell to his wife and child, and the two set off in Coogan's Land Rover under gray winter skies. How will the journey influence their lives and their friendship?

Cast: Steve Coogan

Crew: Michael Winterbottom (Director), Ben Smithard (Director of Photography), Michael Nyman (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 24 Apr 2011 (India)

Tagline: Eat, drink and try not to kill each other.

English Name: The Trip

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Did you know? There are no credited writers for this movie as large sections of it are spontaneous and purely improvised. Read More
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as Steve
as Emma
as Magda
as Steve's US Agent
as Mischa
as York Arms Receptionist
as Paul
as Sally
as Rob


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Film Type:
Feature Film
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24 fps
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Eat, drink and try not to kill each other.
Early in the film, the car stereo plays "Atmosphere" by Joy Division, which Steve Coogan explains he has chosen as the "soundtrack" for their trip, Though neither the song title nor the band are mentioned, in 24 Hour Party People (2002), Coogan played Tony Wilson, the producer who signed Joy Division to his Factory Records label.

There are no credited writers for this movie as large sections of it are spontaneous and purely improvised.

The two Michael Caine lines that Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon repeat again and again - "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!" and "she was only 15" - are from The Italian Job (1969) and Get Carter (1971) respectively... and actually she was "only 16".
Movie Connection(s):
Followed by: The Trip to Italy (English)