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Well I have to admit, that I didn't know neither Steve Coogan nor Rob Brydon. I learned about them in James' review of Cars 2. They made a movie called "The Trip" (2010) directed by Michael Winterbottom which is a "cut down" from the 6 episode tv series. It is about two friends visiting and testing fancy schmancy restaurants in beautiful Northern England, and their funny conversations.
The movie and tv series are most likely much more interesting to people who have followed the careers of Coogan and Brydon. By now I like both a lot BTW.

A friend kindly provided me with a DVD-R copy of all six episodes aired on BBC Two HD.
It is a lot of "fast forward" IMHO, but the funniest bits are definitely the very best I have ever seen. Gawd I love these guys. Here are the YouTube links to the funniest bits - I thought it is time to cheer you guys up a bit - in these troubled times. O.K. prepare to pee in your pants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6fGbG7-RqA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdgEq9b- ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFIQIpC5 ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKxZ0ecR ... re=related


Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:58 pm
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I've heard of this and am interested. I know Coogan mostly from his Hollywood movies and never found him all that funny. That changed when I saw him on Curb Your Enthusiasm. He had a very funny part in a very funny episode.

You might want to check out A Cock and Bull Story (2005) too. It's from the same Winterbottom/Coogan/Brydon team and was actually one of the best reviewed movies of that year (actually I think it was THE best reviewed movie of that year). Strangely, it's sort of flown under the radar and remains under-seen. I've contributed to this by not seeing it but I've always been curious. Recent buzz about The Trip might be the catalyst I need to see that one.


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any steve coogan doubters should go watch anything to do with 'alan partridge'. his best work.


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