The Trip to Greece
2020 Florida Film Festival Official Selection
One Week Only!
They’re back! After jaunts through northern England, Italy, and Spain, Oscar-nominee Steve Coogan (Philomena) and buddy Rob Brydon (Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story) embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Greece to sample the best of the country’s gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. When Odysseus left Troy, it took him ten years to get back to his home in Ithaca. Steve and Rob have only six days on their own personal odyssey in The Trip to Greece. Along the way they argue about tragedy and comedy, astronomy and biology, myth, history, democracy, and the meaning of life! Locations include the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, the Ancient Agora of Athens, the Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, the Caves of Diros, Nestor’s Palace, Niokastro Fortress in Pylos, and Ancient Stagira, as well as restaurants and hotels in Athens, Hydra, Lesvos, Chalkidiki, Pelion, Kavala, and the Peloponnese. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish.
UK, 2020, 103 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Michael Winterbottom
"What makes Steve and Rob so funny is that they're so human: petty, insecure, rivalrous, as well as charming and hilarious."—Mark Feeney, BOSTON GLOBE
"The joy for me...is the far-ranging, free-associating quality of Rob's and Steve's riffs, and most deliciously, their wizardly impressions."—Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Hilarious...I think the fourth and 'final' outing in their 'trilogy' is the funniest since the first."—Roger Moore, MOVIE NATION
"Wickedly funny...Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back on the road and it feels like a virtual vacation for fans."—Pete Hammond, DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD DAILY
"'The Trip' films have a remarkable (and welcome) tonal consistency, and there's plenty here of those lively, escapist elements that have made these movies so charming and irresistible."—Bilge Ebiri, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
"The best of the [four films] and here's why: there's a whole lot more 'real' in this one."—Tim Cogshell, FILM WEEK (KPCC-NPR, LOS ANGELES)