“It is a homage to the north… there is geology and Romanticism, sightseeing and wine-tasting and much rumination on ageing and masculinity, relationships, love, fame and comedy itself… And it is funny, of course.” The Guardian
Beautiful scenery, exquisite gourmet cuisine and inspired, free-flowing, improvised comedy from two of the finest comic actors around.
Steve Coogan has been commissioned by a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants in the North of England. When his food-loving American girlfriend backs out, Steve is faced with a week of meals for one. Reluctantly, he calls Rob Brydon, the only person he can think of who will be available.
Heading north in a stylish black Range Rover, the pair begin a journey of bickering, jokes and reflection. Across the dinner tables of the North's best restaurants, the neurotic and sardonic Coogan and the genial, eager-to-entertain Brydon spar on anything from Coleridge or career insecurities to which of them does the best Michael Caine impression.
Out of a relationship between two friends spending more time in one another's company than they might wish, emerges sparkling dialogue, real poignancy and great laugh-out loud comedy.
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