British Film End July Films at Sunrise
The Sunrise Theater ends the month of July with an uproarious British film that Norman Wilner of Toronto Now calls "the comedy of the year."
Playing loose versions of themselves, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilariously fictionalized roles from the BBC's "Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story" and reunite with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom for an acerbically witty, largely improvised ride through the English countryside.
"The Trip" runs for 1 hour and 49 minutes. This British film is not rated by the MPAA. The film is scheduled for July 28 through Aug. 1, with showings weekdays at 7:30 and weekends at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The following plot summary is taken from iTunes Movie Trailers:
"The Trip" brings director Michael Winterbottom and the hilarious Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon back together in a side-splitting road comedy. The film follows the pair on a hysterical odyssey that has won over audiences at the Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals, and has critics rolling in the aisles.
When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
As the brilliant comic duo, freestyling with flair, drive each other mad with constant competition and showdowns of competing impressions (including dueling Michael Caines, Sean Connerys and Al Pacinos), the ultimate odd couple realize in the end a rich amount about not only good food, but the nature of fame, relationships and their own lives.
Bob Mondello said on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Not sure when I lost it and started laughing at absolutely everything they said, but by the time they were singing ABBA songs at the top of their lungs, I was gone. These guys are a hoot, and 'The Trip' is a trip and a half."
The historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, is nonprofit.
Ticket prices are $7 for all shows. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available, and all movies are commercial free.
Contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or visit www.sunrisetheater.com.
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