Review: 6.2 out of 10 stars.
In recent years there have been a number of food movies, that food is no longer bottom of the necessity, but gourmet, a satisfaction level of well being.
Just as much as Coogan said in the movie that a sequel was never as good as the first one, this is a true sequel and it really was lacking a real journey or plot of Coogan’s character. Rather, the side kick Brydon was a bit more developed but still the trip was more about the journey of nothing rather than a destination to the audience.
The first one was funny and made Coogan a total womanizer, and the use of real names and a mockumentary was good and fresh. Unfortunately, a sequel cannot just extend the first one, because the audience was expecting more.
The scenes of Italy and its windy roads were tasty and more masculine rather than romantic. It was beautifully done without too dreamlike, making it feel more realistic in a dream.
And this movie was a tad bit less about the food and their accommodation, but heavily on them doing impersonations. It got boring and tiring after a while because this is not a skid.
Keywords: roadtrip, sequel, comedy, moviereview
— Spoiler Ahead —
Sidekick Brydon was following Coogan’s womanizing character in the first one and started to flirt with women, even he has a wife and a baby girl at home. His audition got him a job in US for 2 months intentionally showed Coogan’s jealousy and judgmental look was written all over Coogan’s face. So it might prelude to the next flick Trip to US but no end of credits.
The movie ended rather abruptly when Brydon was saying the woman he had a 1-night stand will be meeting up with him.
A good part of the movie was filmed in Capri which was stunning and if you need a reason to watch it, that would probably be it rather than the food scenes.