IFC FILMS and FLICK NATION are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of THE TRIP TO ITALY, the sequel to the 2010 comedy THE TRIP with STEVE COOGAN and ROB BRYDON.
If you’d like to attend this FREE SCREENING on Tuesday, August 19th at the AMC METREON 16 in San Francisco, you must do the following:
Print the ticket and bring it with you. Admission is first come, first served, so please ARRIVE EARLY!
DIRECTED BY: Michael Winterbottom
STARRING: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
RELEASE: August 29, 2014
SF ADVANCED SCREENING: August 19, 2014
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 toItaly 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.