ORIGINAL TITLE: The Trip to Greece
DIRECTED BY: Michael Winterbottom
STARS: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Rebecca Johnson, Kareem Alkabbani
RUNTIME: 103 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Funnymen Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan’s latest assignment from the British Observer sends them off to scenic Greece, their objective being to retrace Odysseus’ journey in The Odyssey, from Troy to Ithaca. Along the way, Brydon and Coogan entertain themselves through a fresh string of spot-on celebrity impressions and culturally rooted non-sequiturs. Because of course, discussions about Alexander the Great lead them into gangster cinema impersonations ranging from Marlon Brando to Ray Winstone. And true to form, debates over how Hercules was so easily forgiven for his familial homicide give way to modern social media critiques in the pitch of Werner Herzog.