Monday, September 13, 2010

Sonnet Review: Michael Winterbottom's The Trip

A journey's best when shared with someone who
Leads not, but does not follow, either one,
Who falls in step beside his friend, who'll do
Whatever offers -- hiding from the sun
Or singing ABBA songs, or tasting stuff
One ordinarily avoids; a friend
Who takes the cork out when one starts to puff
With self-importance, one who'll gladly lend
His voice to foolish choruses. Such are
Steve Coogan and Rob Broyden on the road
In Winterbottom's latest, in the car
Or in Lake District restaurants. This code
Prevails here for my own Trip. At my side,
My smiling, good companion on this ride.

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