This what the subway musicians were playing on Thursday morning. I wanted to linger and listen, but I was already late for work.
But today I decided to be decadent and take the afternoon off. Go to a movie, enjoy a uncrowded theatre. No such luck. A packed theatre; I ended up sitting between two couples. “The Trip to Italy” is perfect if you don’t travel (I don’t), but want to soak in the beauty of Piemonte, Capri and all the spots in Italy that take your breath away. Sprinkled with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, Shelley and Byron. Coogan and Brydon are a little older than in “The Trip”, but just as insecure and competitive. Maybe a bit more melancholy. There is a playfulness in them, immaturity too, but it’s not off-putting, sympathetic in some way.
Don’t take me wrong – “The Trip to Italy” is also funny. There is a Canadian music motif – Alanis Morissette, Leonard Cohen and Michael Buble (well, at least one of them is good). Movies play a major part, woven into scenery and as what should I do guides. As enjoyable as the first “Trip”.