A new trailer has been released for Michael Winterbottom‘s The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalized versions of themselves — similar to what they did in 2006′s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. When Coogan’s (fictional) foodie girlfriend dumps him, he reluctantly invites Brydon to join him on a ten-restaurant tour of North England as part of an assignment for The Observer. Much bickering, sniping, and mimicking of Michael Caine ensues. Watch the trailer after the jump.


[via The Film Stage]

The Trip doesn’t seem to have much of a story arc, and some of the scenes are downright predictable — of course the two men would wind up in a hotel room with only one double bed. But who needs meticulous plotting or unpredictability when we’ve got Coogan and Brydon fighting about their celebrity impressions over delicious-looking food?

Fans of British television may recognize The Trip as a pared-down version of a six-episode BBC Two sitcom of the same title. The series has been fairly well-received, earning two BAFTA nominations. The big-screen version has already screened at TIFF, Tribeca, and SFIFF; early reviews seem to have been mostly positive, although a few critics have complained that the endless banter gets old after a while.

Synopsis:

The film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictionalized versions of themselves, similar to what they did in 2006′s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. The Trip sees the character Steve Coogan winning an assignment from The Observer to take and report on a restaurant tour of North England. When his (fictional) foodie girlfriend dumps him, Coogan reluctantly invites Brydon to join him. The feature film is actually a pared-down version of a six-episode BBC Two sitcom of the same title. Watch the trailer after the jump.

The Trip opens June 10th, 2011.

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