Our Theatrical film pick for August 2011 has just opened at the Grand Cinema.

Rating: NR
Length: 107 minutes
Year: 2010
Actors: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley

Playing loose versions of themselves, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reprise their hilariously fictionalized roles from “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. Tapped by The Observer to review fine restaurants throughout the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, Steve finds himself without a traveling companion after his girlfriend decides not to go at the last minute. After being turned down by everyone else he knows, Steve extends an invitation to Rob, and together the pair attempt to navigate the winding back roads of rural England, impersonating popular celebrities such as Michael Caine, Woody Allen and Liam Neeson (among many others) and bickering along the way.

It’s two guys traveling, eating and talking. Doesn’t sound like much. But it’s terrific. — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle This is a great deal more entertaining than it sounds, in large part because the two actors are gifted mimics — Brydon the better one, although Coogan doesn’t think so. — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Their travels and squabbles are great fun to watch, the countryside is bucolic, the food mouthwatering. You just wouldn’t want to go on a real road trip with them. — Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Feature Times at the Grand Cinema:

Sat Jul 30, 2011(11:50 AM), (2:05), 4:45, 7:10, 9:20

Sun Jul 31, 2011(11:50 AM), (2:05), 4:45, 7:10, 9:20

Mon Aug 1, 2011(2:05), (4:45), 7:10, 9:20

Tue Aug 2, 2011(4:45)

Wed Aug 3, 2011(2:05), (4:45), 7:10, 9:20

Thu Aug 4, 2011(2:05), (4:45), 7:10, 9:20

As per usual, fellow members, you need to get over the Grand and see this film as soon as possible. Hopefully it will run more than a week, but one never knows.

See you at the movies!



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