The Trip to Greece | 2020 | NR | – 4.2.6
The fourth sightseeing and culinary excursion by actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing versions of themselves. Since 2010, they’ve been to the north of England, Spain and Italy, and this time they travel to Greece, ostensibly to trace the steps of Odysseus and get to do impersonations of other notable actors along the way. Also with Cordelia Bugeja, Richard Clews, Kareem Alkabbani and Marta Barrio. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. [Running Time: 1:43]
The Trip to Greece SEX/NUDITY 4
– A man and woman kiss passionately and we see the man sleeping (we see his bare chest) in bed next morning as the woman dresses (we see her underwear, cleavage, bare abdomen and legs to the hips) and leaves (sex is implied). A woman lies in bed and her husband enters the room wearing a T-shirt and boxers (bare legs are shown) and he climbs in bed with her; they kiss and sex is implied. A husband and his wife kiss and hug. A man and woman walk with their arms around each other.
► A man talks about the island of Lesbos and about Sappho, the famous ancient Greek poet who wrote erotic poetry. Two men joke about staying in a “Lesbian hotel.” While joking about performing CPR on a man another man says that he would have difficulty with mouth-to-mouth. Two men talk about a restaurant server in a suggestive manner. Two men talk about one being strapped to a ship’s mast as they sail passed sirens calling out to them. A man and a woman talk about whether or not it is emasculating for a woman to drive a car with a man in the passenger seat.
► Three women wearing bikinis (cleavage, bare abdomens, bare backs and legs to the hips and partial buttocks are shown) sit on rocks near the sea and two men refer to them a sirens. Several scenes show women wearing low-cut tops that reveal cleavage. A woman wears a top that reveals her bare shoulders and cleavage. A woman wears a short skirt that reveals bare legs to the upper thighs. A man is shown shirtless and we see his bare chest, abdomen and back. A woman wears a swimsuit top with shorts that reveal cleavage, bare abdomen bare legs to the upper thighs. A young woman wears shorts and a tight-fitting T-shirt that reveals bare legs to the upper thighs.
The Trip to Greece VIOLENCE/GORE 2
– A couple of conversations about refugees and we see a refugee camp surrounded by tall barbed wire fences.
► A man gets a phone call that tells him his father has died. A young man calls his father about his grandfather having tests and his medical condition. A man has a dream about speaking to his father and he wakes with a start. Two men reenact a dental torture sequence from a movie with an imitation of the loud of a dental drill. A man has a nightmare about his family trudging through a forest and his wife tells him, “Do not fail in your love for our son.”
► A man climbs a rock wall and does a backflip into the sea below while others watch and talk about how dangerous it is. A man dives off a rock into the sea. Two men dive into water and swim, racing each other until one stops complaining of his shoulder hurting. Two men are rowed through a dark and winding cave as they chant and we hear the echoes of their voices.
► Two men discuss the proper method of performing CPR with jokes about chest compressions. Two men reenact a Greek tragedy while wearing masks in a theater with one man pantomiming stabbing the other. A man drives off a road and along a sandy pass throwing dust into the air and drives over a bump that startles his passenger. A man driving a car swerves around a pile of garbage that has spilled onto the road. A man talks about caves that were believed to be the entrance to the underworld.
► A man talks about Alexander the Great conspiring to kill his father and all those that would be in line to take over from him. Two men talk about Hercules and that he murdered his wife and children. Two men bicker and argue in most scenes throughout the movie. A man jokes about someone “going missing.” A man jokes about being a character that says he’d chop the head off a woman.
The Trip to Greece LANGUAGE 6
– About 11 F-words and its derivatives, 16 sexual references, 2 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, 8 derogatory terms for homosexuals, name-calling (derivative, Nazi, conceited, occupying force, exhausting, troubled TV funny man, psychotic tendencies, atrocious, trout, bloody Greeks), exclamations (bloody, golly, oh dear, I’m the boss), 2 religious profanities (GD), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Good God, Good Lord, Oh My God, Oh God). | profanity glossary |
The Trip to Greece SUBSTANCE USE
– Several restaurant scenes show a man with a glass of wine on the table and he sips a few times, a man and two women drink wine at a restaurant, and two nearly empty glasses of wine and a bottle of wine are shown on a table in a hotel room. People are shown smoking in a few scenes in restaurants and outdoors.
The Trip to Greece DISCUSSION TOPICS
– The Odyssey, Odysseus, Ulysses, James Joyce, aging, friendship, talent, death of a parent, relationships ending, imitation, originality, Trojan War, Byron, BAFTAs, travel, cultural appreciation, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, ruins, monuments, Greek gods, Hades, the prophet of Delphi, Apollo, priestess Pythia, Gaea, patriarchy, Battle of Salamis, Marathon, logic, Olympia.
The Trip to Greece MESSAGE
– Greece is quite beautiful and the food looks very tasty.
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