Tuesday, July 21, 2009

In the Loop

In the loop is the antithesis of Louise-Michel. It's British, it's loud, it's fast-paced, its gloriously crude and best of all, it's actually funny. And not just funny, its truly a laugh a minute - while you're laughing at one joke you're missing the next one.

ITL is a political satire and focuses on the Secretary of State for International Development (Simon), his new aide (Toby) and the Prime Minister's director of communications (Malcolm). Malcolm is a foul-mouthed sarcastic Scot while Simon and Toby are somewhat self-effacing Englishmen. The film's scenario is that, while the UK and USA are planning to go to war in the Middle East, Simon says in a news conference that war is "unforeseeable".(I'll never see or hear that word again without thinking of this film!) This renders Malcolm apoplectic and the movie is a roller-coaster ride from there, hopping rapidly between London and Washington and Simon's constituency. The dialogue, the sarcasm and the humour are relentless and as long as you can handle bad language in abundance you should enjoy this movie immensely.

Anne's rating 4.5/5 Ian's rating 4.5/5

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