'The Trip to Spain'
At this point, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have refined their screen double act – the one they literally take on the road – down to a science, and the third film in their unofficial Trip trilogy doesn't stray from the previous movies' recipe. In a nutshell: Take two established British comedians, have them drive and eat their way through a region (this time: Spain), add lots of hilarious impersonations (this time: dueling Mick Jaggers) and just a dash of middle-aged malaise to bring out the flavoring. And like the other films, this combination of passive-aggressive one-upmanship and culinary tourist-porn is remarkably consistent in quality; the gents and director Michael Winterbottom know they've hit on a successful formula and work the duo's annoyed glares and ability to crack each other up for all it's worth. Genius, this. DF