12 January 2019

Weekend Cooking: The Trip to Spain (Movie)

Review of The Trip to SpainWay back in 2013, I wrote about The Trip, a funny mockumentary about two friends who hit the road to sample food in northern England and muse about all things middle-age, movies, and more.

Although I missed comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's second film, in which they travel to Italy, I'm glad I took the time to see the third in their projected 6-part series. It's true that The Trip to Spain (directed by Michael Winterbottom) doesn't offer too much new, but that didn't matter me.

Coogan and Rob and are clearly having fun, and their banter about movies and actors and their delightful impersonations still made me laugh. Food doesn't have quite the center stage in this film as it did in The Trip, but many of the scenes are shot in restaurants, with cutaways to busy professional kitchens.

The cinematography and Spain's spectacular scenery often stole the spotlight. If you hadn't had Spain on your list of destinations, this movie will correct that lapse. The countryside and small towns are simply beautiful.

The Trip to Spain may have lacked a little in the foodie-porn department and may have been a kind of rehash of the duo's earlier work, but that didn't stop me from laughing at their antics, impressions of the famous, and oohing and aahing at the scenery.

Take some time to see at least one of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's movies; I bet you have some some laughs. Here's the trailer for The Trip to Spain.

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rhapsodyinbooks 1/12/19, 6:15 AM  

I will watch this. We went last year to Spain and I could see immediately it was a bad place to be a pig, in terms of eating. I had some great cod dishes, and I have never had any love of cod, but got very used to it as the only alternative to variations on pig's cheeks, pig's haunches, pig's whatever...! I am so interested to know what they say about the food!

Mae Travels 1/12/19, 6:42 AM  

So many food films! I think we saw the one about England with these comedians -- I don't think their humor resounds with us. Interesting post!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

bermudaonion 1/12/19, 7:42 AM  

The trailer made me laugh so I bet the movie is fun!

Tina 1/12/19, 8:32 AM  

That looks so good, I want to see all of these films. This is surely on my radar now.

Jackie McGuinness 1/12/19, 9:25 AM  

I am definitely going to look for these today! I also pigged out in Spain.

Claudia 1/12/19, 9:40 AM  

I'm afraid I'm with Mae. Their humor doesn't resound with us. Spain is another matter entirely, and worth a trip.

sherry fundin 1/12/19, 10:38 AM  

Great post. Food in films and books gives that sense of realism because everyone has to eat.
sherry @ fundinmental

Deb in Hawaii 1/12/19, 11:11 AM  

I enjoyed the first one based on your recommendation and so I will have to try this one and the one on Italy that I also missed.
Thanks for sharing and reminding me. ;-)

Abigail Pearson 1/12/19, 2:24 PM  

Sounds like a funny show! I'll have to add it to my watchlist. :)

Nan 1/12/19, 8:03 PM  

I tried the first movie, and just didn't care for the guys. However, I LOVE the Hairy Bikers. Some of their shows are on Netflix, Acorn, and Britbox. I wish all were available.

Sue Jackson 1/14/19, 5:04 PM  

That looks really funny! I hadn't heard of the series before, so I added The Trip to my movie list - thanks for the heads up!


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thecuecard 1/18/19, 5:48 PM  

Yeah I've seen the first two of their movies ... not sure I've seen this 3rd one. But I find them amusing. The dialogue is fun in the movie and I love the cinematography !

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