The Trip to Spain Trailer Starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan

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Bosom buddies Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have reunited with director Michael Winterbottom yet again for their third partially improvised road trip film, this time travelling through beautiful Spain. As always their goal is to sample the local cuisine while carrying on halfway thoughtful conversations and amusing each other with random impressions and comedic riffs. There are always a few minor attempts at dramatic intrigue as well, but for the most part it is just a chance to hang out with these guys and laugh. Can the third film live up to the previous installments or has the concept already run its course? The TV version of The Trip to Spain aired last month on Sky in the U.K., but the rest of us will find out when IFC brings the feature film version to North America on August 11th. Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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  • Brad2100

    Loved the first two so will definitely be watching this one. I personally don’t think the concept is played out. I could watch these two eat and tell humorous stories for many years to come. Just wondering though, have there been any other cases of something airing as a tv show in one country and then as a feature film in another?

  • Sean

    I know there were episodes of the original The Man from U.N.C.L.E. series that were expanded and released theatrically in the ’60s. Something similar happened with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles but I think that was for home video? It definitely doesn’t happen too often.

    I don’t totally understand why they re-edit The Trip episodes as a movie for North America. Maybe the BBC (or now Sky) won’t let them release it anywhere else unless it’s in a different format? With TV being so huge right now, surely they’d get more eyeballs if Netflix or another streaming service picked it up as a series instead.

  • Kenneth Serenyi

    The original Twin Peaks pilot was also released internationally as a feature film with a definitive ending tacked on.

  • Strybeck

    I love the first two as well. I’d go as far as to say they are my favorite comedies of the decade. I think the first one is a better film, but the second one has a lighter tone and is perhaps a funnier comedy. I haven’t had a chance to see how the series version is to watch. The films seem edited with such care and precision most of the time, I wonder whether it would get tedious with so much more material, especially if one attempted to binge watch them.

  • Lori Cerny

    This is a must, for me as I loved both previous outings. Their friendship seems so genuine (it’s not) and candid with moments of jealously, rivalry, affection, and mutual appreciation – much like the FJ crew.