THE FINAL COURSE.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are hired to do their traditional tour of fine restaurants, this time in Greece, where the idea is to travel in the footsteps of Odysseus, the legendary king of Ithaca. The fourth miniseries in this franchise came with assurances from the director and the two stars that this would be their final outing. Bittersweet, even if there’s nothing here to raise one’s eyebrows. We get the mouth-watering meals, the old imitations, the odd bits of culture and history… and a tangible sense of death, as Coogan’s father takes a turn for the worse back home.
2020-Britain. Made for TV. 172 min. Color. Directed by Michael Winterbottom. Cast: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon.
Trivia: Originally shown in six episodes. Edited to a feature film, which was released the same year.