Two friends, one week, six restaurants, and the journey of a lifetime. It probably sounds like an awesome trip to most of us, but you can trust the English to make something funny of it - restaurant critiques, celebrity impersonations and pure English comedy.
With the Sydney Film Festival wrapping up just last week, and having caught both El Bulli: Cooking in Progress and Jiro Dreams of Sushi food documentaries (the former deplorable in comparison to the genuinely heartfelt latter), I'm on a foodie movie roll.
The Trip, starring lookalikes Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, directed by Michael Winterbottom, is a British comedy about the importance of friendship, fame and great food, according to Madman Entertainment.
About The Trip
When Steve Coogan is commissioned by the food supplement of a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants, he decides to mix work with pleasure and plans a trip around the north with his food-loving American girlfriend. But when she decides to leave him and return to the States, Steve is faced with a week of meals for one, not quite the trip he had in mind.
Reluctantly, he calls Rob Brydon, the only person he can think of who will be available. Never one to turn down a free lunch, Rob agrees and together they set off for a culinary adventure.
Over the course of several meals at different restaurants in and around the Lake District, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, the ultimate odd couple find themselves debating the big questions of life over a series of culinary delights.
The Trip opens in select cinemas around Australia on 30 June. See the movie trailer here.
Win a double pass to see The Trip
With thanks to Nixco on behalf of Madman Entertainment, I've got 5 double passes to give away to see The Trip.
To enter the giveaway, 'Like' my Facebook page - here - and leave a comment on the Wall answering this question:
What is your dream foodie/eating destination, and why?
Entries will close on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 at 9.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Giveaway open to Australian residents only. Ticket conditions apply.
Winners will be selected based on creativity and how far your suggestion makes it to my personal 'want to do' list.
Winners will be notified via Facebook and will be required to provide postal details within 24 hours. These details will be used for the purposes of sending the giveaway tickets only.
Tickets are valid from 30 June 2011, Monday to Friday only. Excludes public holidays, cinema discount days, Gold Class cinemas. Not valid at Event Cinemas, Greater Union Cinemas, Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas, Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne and Dendy Premium Cinemas in Canberra. Not valid at Dendy Premium Cinemas in Canberra. Not valid at the Hobart State Cinema. Not valid with any other offer.