The Trip to Spain

2017

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama

12
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 5812

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Cast

Rob Brydon as Rob
Justin Edwards as UK Agent
Kyle Soller as Jonathan
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1 hr 48 min
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English 2.0
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1 hr 48 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AlsExGal 7 / 10

Third in a series of light comedies

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return as barely-fictionalized versions of themselves, once again on a tour to write articles about local cuisine. This time they're in Spain, but the focus remains on the dialogue and camaraderie between Coogan and Brydon, as they once again have dueling celebrity impressions of Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Mick Jagger and more. Also featuring Marta Barrio and Claire Keelan.

This follows 2010's The Trip and 2014's The Trip to Italy, and they are all virtually the same, with only the location changing: part travelogue, part haute cuisine foodie indulgence, but mainly witty, at times laugh-out-loud hilarious conversation between British film and TV stars Coogan and Brydon. The Spanish scenery is spectacular, and the many ancient buildings visited are a highlight. This one does end on a much different note than the others, and I'll be curious to see the fourth one "Trip To Greece". The formula still hasn't gotten old for me, and I'd be willing to watch more of these from all over the globe.

Reviewed by bob-the-movie-man 6 / 10

Moore should be less

"The Trip to Spain" is the third in the series of 'culinery travelogue' TV programmes by Steve Coogan ("Philomena") and Rob Brydon ("Gavin and Stacey"). The pair travel by car through Spain sampling the local delicacies while constantly trying to self-salve their fragile egos and trying to out-do each other with comedy spiel. This is of course not a "documentary" as such, since the pair are playing up to their extreme alter-egos (presumably!) of what people expect them to be like. Actors playing their family, agents, etc. call them at various points on the trip to either pour oil on troubled waters or (more often) add fuel to the fire.

The six original half hour TV episodes have been edited down into a feature length journey. And this is part of the problem. Repetition that can be forgiven and forgotten about when you see an episode every week, but can become tiresome when forced on you as a continuous stream.

In this case the repetitive content delivered by Coogan and Brydon are their (normally very good) impersonations of famous stars (most of which it has to be said are British so won't resonate with a non-UK audience). Roger Moore in particular gets trotted out INTERMINABLY and while some of it is extremely funny - an exchange between Moore as Bond and Scaramanga had me snorting tea out of my nose - it all gets too much by the end.

Appearing to recognise this need for more variety, additional characters from Steve's team join them for a part of their trip - Emma (Clare Keelan) and Yolanda (Marta Barrio). Unfortunately, the additions are just plain dull: they just sit alongside Coogan and Brydon and laugh at their impressions, adding nothing. Now if they had been a couple of good female impersonators, like Ronni Ancona and Jan Ravens, that could act as a foil to the male duo, THAT would have been entertaining.

The film also suffers from "Top Gear Challenge" disease. The problem with filming a car journey through Spain is that you know there are not twenty film crews deployed along the route to do the filming.... all of the cameras are carefully set up in advance with someone on a walkie-talkie saying "OK, Steve - coffee down, we're ready for you to drive over the hill now". So something that should feel natural and documentary-like feels 100% the opposite.

So... if you like Coogan and Brydon, and especially if you liked their Northern England and Italy "trips", then you will get more laughs out of this one. But I think the concoction needs to be put through the blender and re-heated before it comes out for a fourth outing.

(For the full graphical review, please visit bob-the-movie-man.com).

Reviewed by Grumphy 6 / 10

The Trip to Spain - anything to gain?

As is the case with the previously released trips ('The Trip', 2010 and 'The Trip to Italy', 2014) with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, so it is with 'The Trip to Spain' that it does not really play out as a film but rather an extended TV show. Which it is. Although actually shortened and combined from the six episodes of the last (third) series.

What kind of show exactly is 'The Trip' itself, is quite difficult to determine because although the trips are partly to do with reviewing food, a minuscule amount of comments made on the subject actually reach the viewer. Same is with visiting different locations, though at least in that aspect there are small bits of useful information pointed out every now and again. Though it's hardly ever an extensive introduction to the place visited. It's not a documentary even though it might come across as such. Calling it a talk show wouldn't be quite right either. In a way it is a different version of 'Top Gear' with just as beautiful camera work but less information and unfortunately - as it is listed under comedy - jokes.

Steve and Rob get on with their usual antics which obviously include a lot of impressions, but it gets old at some point and I truly don't want the hear either of them say: "I told you to blow the bloody doors off" and then try to settle on the age of the voice etc. It's the constant competition between the two who's better at impressions which includes mimicking mainly just one sentence over and over and over and over and over and over again. Which brings me the horrific flashbacks from watching 'Dude Where's My Car' as a teen and not being amused. However, I can respect, accept and enjoy repetition (British comic Stuart Lee is a great example), but it has to serve a purpose. At the moment were not watching a film, ahem, TV show. We're watching to guys rehearsing for it. Despite that I'm not calling the show unfunny. No, far from it. 'The Trip to Spain' is still humorous. Just not necessarily laughing out loud funny. It has it's better moments though.

So basically, if you've enjoyed the previous films or TV series, you can probably appreciate this one as well, if not, then there's nothing that will convince you otherwise. It has its entertainment value but not for everyone. If I had enough money to go out for even one meal like in the film with a friend, I would've done that instead and had much more fun. But on the other hand perhaps wouldn't have learned all I know about the invasion of Spain by Roger Moors.

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