'The Trip' -- 3 1/2 stars

NR; 1:51 running time "The Trip" isn't much, but it's more than enough. Director Michael Winterbottom shot a BBC 2 mockumentary miniseries -- featuring stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon winging it, artfully -- from which this feature was derived. Across a week in the car, in the country, increasingly on each other's nerves, the men reveal their insecurities. Coogan, the tabloid regular and blase, melancholic roue, objects to easygoing, upbeat Brydon, happily married with a newborn, characterizing him as "chasing" younger women. "I don't chase girls," he retorts. "You make me sound like Benny Hill." Quoting from Wordsworth and Coleridge in between impressions of Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins and Richard Burton, Brydon spiels compulsively. (His Hugh Grant is particularly sublime.) -- Michael PhillipsRead the full review
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