The Trip 2010 ★★★★½

There's a point, just a few moments in, where Brydon mentions Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, and I just thought "no no no no no". A comedy structured around a duo should never bring up the greatest comic pairing in human history; all they can possibly do is facilitate their own overshadowing. Yet by the time the credits rolled, I had laughed until it really really hurt. One of the funniest films I've ever seen, and what's more, it understands that comedy is a powerful dramatic tool. It takes the perceived personalities of its leads and plays with them to channel the same sense of building tragedy as Withnail & I. What a delight.

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