The Trip (2021) Movie: Madcap Lives Of Dysfunctional Couples

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The Trip (I onde dager) movie depicts the madcap lives of a dysfunctional couple. Their deeply flawed relationship comes to the fore, as they embark on the holiday trip.

As it is a Norwegian language film, the original name of “The Trip” is “I onde dager“. As per Google Translate, the Norwegian “I onde dager” means “In bad days” in English.

Focus:- Brief note about the Nordic/Scandi/Scandinavian – Noir

Well according to the Nordics: “The Nordic Noir is most often considered to be a specific genre of TV series. However, it also includes literature, film productions, and video games. Besides, it has even been extended to style, design, and music. Its key elements include a murky atmosphere, dark narratives, and flawed protagonists. Its popularity may lie in the fact that it usually undercuts the dominant narrative of the Nordics as thriving states with happy people and successful economies, but there is a dark underbelly here, too.” The Nordic Noir genre is also known as Scandinavian Noir or Scandi Noir, as it is set in the Nordic or Scandinavian countries of Europe. Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Åland Islands are part of the Nordic Region.

Synopsis of The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) Movie

Well, that escalated quickly. Lars (Aksel Hennie) and Lisa’s (Noomi Rapace) marriage has seen better days. But a weekend trip to the family cabin in the woods offers them both a chance to start fresh. As soon as the other one is dead.

Ratings of The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) Movie

FM’s rating3.50/5
IMDb rating as of the date92% Tomatometer & 76% Audience Score
Keith Garlington / Rotten TomatoesThis film isn’t for the faint of heart. Some scenes are extremely intense and the further it goes the gorier the movie gets. Yet it’s all fused with this wicked sense of humour that often pops up in the most unexpected moments.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) film.

A spoiler-free review of The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) Movie

The introduction

There are various unexpected twists and turns in this action-filled movie. You might like this movie, but there are quite a few scenes in this film which might make you uneasy and uncomfortable. Therefore our FM rating has been deducted because some of the scenes were too difficult for us to watch. Although some of the viewers might like those horrifying scenes. So, you pick your poison, wisely.

The actress Noomi Rapace led us here

Noomi Rapace came into international prominence for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander’s character in the 2009 movie – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. At that time, we loved her acting in that crime-mystery movie franchise. So, to be honest, with you all, we watched this movie only for Noomi.

Noomi Rapace in The Trip
Noomi Rapace in The Trip movie

So, one-half of the dysfunctional couple is the Swedish actress, Noomi Rapace (born Pär Ola Norell) in this movie. Usually, Noomi plays emotionally and physically scarred women regularly. In fact, as a leading actor, she often acts in action movies and demands to perform action stunts whenever it is possible in the movies. For her portrayal of another feisty character, we took a chance to watch this film too. And we liked her role in this film too.

Noomi has an impressive body of works

We have loved her past work, her acting kept us engaged in this movie too.

MoviesThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Män som hatar kvinnor – 2009), The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden – 2009), The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet som sprängdes 2009), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Prometheus (2012), Dead Man Down (2013), The Drop (2014), Bright (2017), Stockholm (2018), Angel of Mine (2019), Lamb (2021), You Won’t Be Alone (2022), etc.
TV – Series & MoviesPusselbitar (2001), Labyrint mobisodes (2007), Labyrint (2007-2008), Millennium (2010), Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2019), etc.
Body of work of actress Noomi Rapace
Noomi Rapace is of half-Spanish and half-Swedish parentage; thus she is multilingual. She can fluently speak her native Swedish language, besides, she can articulate in other languages like - Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, English, etc.  

To conclude

In this violent action film, maybe you will have to take a couple of deep breaths and give your eyes a rest. It has quite a few horrifying twists and turns awaiting shocking us (viewers) in different scenes. Some of which we did not like. However, on the other hand, in this movie, we (viewers) get introduced to the Norwegian sense of humour. And we like that. We are sure that many people might like their unique sense of humour; with a few exceptions of course.

Poster of The Trip ~ I onde dager Movie

The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) film – poster.

Key details of The Trip (I onde dager) Movie

GenreAction, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Age-restrictionsA (18+)
ReleasedJuly 2021 (in Norway)
WritersTommy Wirkola, Nick Ball, John Niven
DirectorTommy Wirkola
CastNoomi Rapace, Aksel Hennie, Atle Antonsen, Christian Rubeck, etc.
TaglinesTill death do us part.
About – The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) film.

Trailer of The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) Movie

Official Trailer – The Trip ~ I onde dager (2021) film | YouTube.

Featured & Other Images: The Trip | IMDb.

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