TVR is giving away passes (good for two people) to this advance screening scheduled for Thursday, August 28 at 7:15 p.m. We will randomly choose winners from the entries received. No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. See this movie early and free of charge before it opens in theaters!
Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon—or semifictionalized versions thereof—on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.
Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.
Here’s the Australian/New Zealand trailer for the film:
To enter, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the movie’s title in the subject heading. Winners will be notified via email and no later than Wednesday August 27.
The Trip to Italy opens in Austin on Friday, August 29.