Posted on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: The Trip to Greece
Where You Can Stream It: Hulu
The Pitch: UK actor/comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for the fourth entry in this long-running franchise to travel across another country, eat incredible food, drive through gorgeous landscapes, and constantly quip along the way. This time, they trace the mythical steps of Odysseus from Troy all the way to Ithica. In Homer’s The Odyssey, the journey takes Odysseus ten years to complete; these guys are doing it in a week.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Despite some people trying to claim that the pandemic is essentially over and things are back to normal, we are not out of the woods yet. Far from it, in fact. So with that in mind, and knowing that many of us are still trying our hardest to stay isolated whenever possible, this column will continue to sprinkle in films which allow you to live vicariously through their protagonists and travel the world. Enter: The Trip to Greece. Read More »
Few could have guessed that a simple BBC travelogue series that followed two British comedians riffing and doing Michael Caine impressions would take off, but the Trip movies have been a comforting part of our pop culture landscape for the past decade. Like a warm blanket. Or a nicely grilled scallop. For 10 years, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have been traveling across Europe, feasting on local delicacies while exchanging hilarious banter and ponderous musings about life and aging. It’s a formula that has worked for the past three movies, and which director Michael Winterbottom repeats again with a heavier dose of melancholy in The Trip to Greece.
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Gentlemen to bed! For the hilarious semi-fictionalized food tour led by Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon is coming to an end. Coogan and Brydon reprise their roles as fictionalized versions of themselves for the last time in The Trip to Greece, the fourth and final film in Michael Winterbottom’s comedy series following the two comedians as they eat and joke their way through Europe. Watch The Trip to Greece trailer below.
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Since 2010, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have been playing versions of themselves in director Michael Winterbottom‘s The Trip franchise, cracking wise and eating their way across some of the world’s most beautiful countries. Now, ten years after their journey commenced, the unlikely series continues with a brand new sequel called The Trip to Greece. IFC Films has released a new clip from the upcoming movie version, in which Brydon takes a musical approach to the duo’s location. Read More »
The Tribeca Film Festival is coming in with a super-sized line-up of feature films, including a number of world premieres and critical hits from other festivals like TIFF, Sundance, and SXSW. The Trip to Greece, The King of Staten Island, Shirley, and the TIFF hit Bad Education are among the movies featured in the Tribeca 2020 line-up, which includes 115 films from 124 filmmakers across 33 different countries. The annual New York City-based film festival runs from April 15–26 and will, for the first time ever, also make its way to New Jersey.
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It’s time to pack up to head for the sunny shores of Greece, because Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for a fourth The Trip installment. The incandescently great British sitcom in which Coogan and Brydon play exaggerated versions of themselves while eating delicious food is back for The Trip to Greece, which has begun filming this week. Coogan and Brydon are both returning, hopefully with a few new Michael Caine impressions up their sleeves.
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