Steve Coogan is renowned for roles both lighthearted (he won a British Academy Television Award for Best Male Performance in a Comedy) and serious (he played journalist Martin Sixsmith alongside Judi Dench in Stephen Frears's Philomena). Here Coogan and fellow wag Rob Brydon mingle the two in a road movie from 2010 celebrating rural restaurants, male friendship/competitiveness, and mordant humor as a coping mechanism. In some of the funniest and most intelligent comedy around, the two visit the villages where Wordsworth and Coleridge lived, inspect the poets' tiny rooms, and recite passages of their early work.
"An instant classic that will leave you weeping with laughter."—Salon
"I had some of the biggest laughs in a movie I've had all year. Four stars."—San Francisco Chronicle