The Trip was a 6 part BBC series which featured Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing fictionalised versions of themselves who are on assignment for a magazine and they travel and review food at restaraunts throughout Northern England. The 6 episodes have been edited down into a much tighter 106 minute film which is what I just watched. It really blew me away and I would go so far as to say its amongst the best road movies I've seen. The two performers spend the entire trip locked in conversation, discussing their trade mostly. Brydon is a master of impression and finds himself approaching every scenario in a different voice. He amuses himself and is proud of the work he does. Coogan is self centred and desperate to crack the Hollywood market. He wants a greater fame than what he has and this becomes an ongoing despair for him. While at first he saw Brydon as irritating and talentless he comes to realise that his travel companion might just possess a greater quality of life than his own. This is a film about discovery, celebrity and perspective. The performances are brilliant and the conversations are hilarious. I was constantly laughing out loud. There is a moment of clarity for Coogan which I found moving and the conclusion was well handled. I enjoyed this as a single film much more than the 6 part series.