The Trip to Spain - 3.5 Stars
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan’s third instalment is the funniest yet.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on a road trip through Spain, sampling the restaurants, eateries, and sights along the way.
A mix of impressions, improvisation, jealousy, great food and beautiful locations makes for a great 100 minutes. As with the first two Brydon and Coogan play fictionalised versions of themselves going through a midlife crisis while writing food reviews for a newspaper. There is about 10 minutes worth of scripted family/work drama, but the other 90% appears to be improv - and it’s certainly the best part.
Overall Coogan and Brydon are hysterical, but the film’s odd ending and slightly over inflated run time keeps it from being perfect.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Palace Nova Cinemas