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Coogan, Brydon embark on culinary odyssey in The Trip To Italy

Published on Jan 26, 2014 8:33 AM
(Left to right) Actors Steve Coogan, Rosie Fellner, and Rob Brydon pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on Jan 21, 2014 in Park City, Utah. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - The food is better, the weather is warmer and the landscapes are more exquisite, but middle-aged comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are still in a funk in new film The Trip To Italy.

British actors Coogan and Brydon, both 48, reunited with director Michael Winterbottom in Italy for a sequel to their cult comedy The Trip, a mockumentary where the two play fictionalised versions of themselves on a week-long culinary trip for a newspaper.

In the new film, which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival, Coogan and Bryon take a Mini Cooper car to roam idyllic Italian landscapes, with a soundtrack provided by Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill album, the only CD the men have in their car.

They stop at various restaurants from Tuscany and Rome to the Amalfi coast and Capri to sample the country's famed delicacies in beautiful rustic and coastal restaurants.

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