VOD REVIEW: Greek trip swan song a wonderful ending to hilarious flicks

When I first saw these crusty, free-wheeling friends trading witty remarks in the original “Trip” movie a decade ago, I couldn’t believe what I was watching.

The delicacies they ate and the beautiful backdrops were only rivaled by the sparring comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon did playing personas of themselves.

What began as a fun, enjoyable affair has turned into a four-film run, that’s gotten more enjoyable with each trip these two take.

Coogan himself plays a bitchy, irritable version of himself, where Brydon seems to be overcompensating with his blind happiness for everything about the trips. And yet, as we’ve seen the films come forth, the personalities have leveled.

Now we just see two best first traversing the globe, enjoying the sights, eating great food and serving us fresh pop culture references and actor imitations aplenty.

But Greece comes with an emotional heft to match the many laughs, and this is a beautiful, mature and completely wonderful end to a compelling film saga.

I wouldn’t be upset if these two re-upped for another voyage, but to be honest, I couldn’t be happier with the way this trip ended.

4/5 Stars

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