The Trip is a Norwegian comedy thriller and is currently streaming on Netflix. Naomi Rapace (who earlier worked in Prometheus and Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) is starring in the movie directed by Tommy Wirkola.
The movie shows a troubled couple who went on a holiday with the motive of ending their marriage. In reality, when someone says that they’re thinking of murdering their spouse, they don’t literally act on it. But, in Tommy Wirkola’s movie, this thought is brought into action.
Release Date of The Trip
The Trip was released on Netflix on October 15, 2021. In Norway, it was released on July 30, 2021. The movie has a runtime of 1h 54 mins.
The Cast of The Trip
The movie is directed by Tommy Wirkola and written by John Niven, Nick Ball and Tommy Wirkola. We see Noomi Rapace, Andre Eriksen, Aksel Hennie, Atle Antonsen, Nils Ole Oftebro, Stig Frode Henriksen and Christian Rubeck in the movie.
Official Synopsis of The Trip
According to the official synopsis, a flawed couple goes to an isolated cabin to make things better but has the ulterior motive of killing each other. But, before these both can do anything, unexpected guests come, and now they face a greater peril. The movie has been rated 18+ as language, sexual violence, and violence are tagged along with it.
Trailer of The Trip
The trailer was released on Netflix’s official YouTube channel on October 9, 2021. It is 1.5 minutes long and will provide additional insight into the movie. You can go and check it out yourselves. In the trailer, we see Lisa and Lars heading towards the cabin that is located in the mountains, but neither of them knows what lies ahead of them.
The Plot of The Trip
For starters, let’s say that the movie doesn’t begin with some insane scene but just starts from the beginning. A husband and a wife are sitting on the bed and are arguing. The man goes to work and discusses with his coworker how his wife wants to go to a cabin that is located in the mountains.
He further questions him that isn’t dangerous? While returning home, he stops to visit his dad, who is at a nursing home. After that, he goes to a hardware store and buys a hacksaw, a hammer, duct tape, and some ropes. Then, he picks up Lisa, and the fight starts again. These both then reach their cabin, and man! There are a lot of potential weapons like bread knives, suspicious tools, and shotguns.
Before going to bed, the couple plays the game of sledgehammers. On the next day, we see Lars grab the hammer and head towards the kitchen to open his wife’s skull. Before that could happen, she tasers him. So, would you suggest couples counseling? Its efficacy at this point is highly doubtful.
Their real motives for coming to the cabin are revealed at the end of the movie. Things escalate from that point in time. The movie does stick to the fact that everything is fair in love and war.
Rating of The Trip
On IMDb, the movie is rated 7.3/10 based on seven user reviews and 16 critic reviews. The Trip is rated 3.5/5 on Letterboxd.
The film has not received great reviews from the audience as it sometimes feels too dark for humor. Nothing new is shown in the movie that could capture the attention of the audience. The Trip is full of bloodshed and violence but fails to hit the mark.