It’s more of an outright faceplant than a trip when duelling fusspots Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon retrace Odysseus’ ten-year journey from Troy to Ithaca in six days. Lunches consist of three-camera shoots with a side of bumpy cutaways to the kitchen or waitstaff, brought in to trim the open mic schtick when it goes too long. Michael Winterbottom has made so many masterpieces (In This World, Tristram Shandy, The Wedding Guest) that he’s allowed to coast, but the black-and-white Bergmanesque dream sequence involving Coogan’s dying father was patently morbid. I consider myself a Winterbottom completist, when in truth, during the decade since this series of in-joke radio travelogs has been in existence, this is only my second Trip. I have no intention of booking passage should there be another installment. Coogan and Winterbottom have teamed for 8 movies and a TV series. The law of diminishing returns indicates it’s time they took a break. (2020) — Scott Marks
This movie is not currently in theaters.