Although the film is hilarious it also features a sad picture of an aging actor struggling to find work and worth in a tough climate. Rob Brydon is famous for his impressions but was never much of an actor. Where as Coogan was, and in some regards still is, a huge actor, though struggling to come to terms with his age and the horrible movies and shows that are pitched to him. Not only that, if he is ever to make it big again, says his agent, he will have to move to LA, leaving behind his children from a previous marriage.
This film is surprisingly beautiful. The landscapes of Northern England are lush and green, yet with a muted palette of colors. The score is not much but is quite content to sit idly by in the background.
If you are looking for a film with loads of unintelligent humor “The Trip” is not for you. If you know nothing of the actors aforementioned, then you will also not enjoy this movie either. But if you are ready for a trip through England, filled with humor and spot on impressions, than this film may just be worth seeing.