A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The movie series' regular feelings of competitiveness, boastfulness, and insecurity are displayed but, more than ever, are balanced with good humor. Compassion and empathy are shown during a family crisis.
Positive Role Models
While still boastful, competitive, and insecure, Coogan's character has a lighter feel and behaves appropriately during a crisis. Coogan's son shows maturity when dealing with his father and a family problem. While he playfully mocks Coogan, Brydon's character also shows moments of compassion and empathy. A refugee camp is briefly depicted.
Violence & Scariness
Violent acts from Ancient Greek myths are discussed. An off screen death occurs. Surreal recurring nightmares are portrayed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Character is briefly seen in underwear the morning after having spent the night with someone. Characters are seen in swimwear. Some kissing and innuendo. Married couple are seen in bed together -- it is suggested that they are about to have sex.
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Innuendo and occasional strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," "bloody," "God," "f---ing," "d--k," "motherf---ing," "a--hole," "nonce," "arse," "c--k," "todger," and "balls."
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Products & Purchases
A Range Rover car features heavily and is briefly mentioned by the characters. Apple Macbooks are shown with front and back logos. Nike is briefly mentioned. The plot involves an article being written for real-life British newspaper The Observer.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink wine with meals. Some smoking by minor supporting characters.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Trip to Greece is the fourth and final movie of the excellent The Trip comedy series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon who play fictionalized versions of themselves. Once again they vocally spar in their attempts to do the best celebrity impersonations -- while hiding their feelings about issues in their home lives -- all while touring the best restaurants Greece has to offer. The impersonations occasionally feature swearing -- Coogan's Robert De Niro and Ray Winston are packed with profanity -- as well as some innuendo. A woman is shown in her underwear after spending the night with someone. The death of an off screen character features heavily in the plot, but is handled sensitively and allows characters to show compassion and empathy. Coogan and Brydon travel in a Range Rover car, which is shot at times like a commercial. Apple Macbooks are also shown. Alcohol is consumed with meals and two extras smoke cigarettes. There is no violence in the movie but violent acts from Ancient Greek myths are discussed. Coogan and Brydon briefly visit a refugee camp, which may open up a conversation with younger viewers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
The fourth and final movie in the series wraps things up in familiar fashion, following the formula laid out a decade earlier in 2010's The Trip. Feeling now like another check-in with distant but fondly regarded friends, catching up with them in Greece we find the fictionalized Coogan and Brydon up to their old tricks of competitive celebrity impersonations, while mired in the trickiness of real life. With a dying father and a distant wife this time in the mix, The Trip to Greece is as both low-key and loaded as ever.
Co-writer and director Michael Winterbottom has also spent 10 years on and off with the characters and for the final outing, presents Coogan as far more lightened up. He laughs more freely and is -- slightly -- less obsessed with winning the impersonation wars with Brydon. He's also given a chance to show his "serious acting" credentials -- something he keeps reminding Brydon of throughout -- with a subtle but brilliant display of a man hit with life-changing news. Mortality has always been a preoccupation with the characters in The Trip series, and here we see them face it. Warmer and more affectionate to its characters, The Trip to Greece is a fitting end to a great series of movies and the universal themes will linger long after the journey.
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