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Written by Film critic : Matt Willey : Movie Reviews Dvd and Blu-ray Reviews   

In the Loop : 2009
In the loop is a very funny British political satire, roughly based on the lead up to current situation in Iraq. The story of a low level minister who has a way of saying the wrong thing, leads him into the loins den, as he is quoted as saying accidentally that a proposed war in the Middle East is "unforeseeable" is that  "unforeseeable" or was "in-foreseeable". This is a very funny film it’s like an R rated version of the west wing, but using the English approach to comedy.

•  Peter Capaldi  play Malcolm Tucker, who is the Prime ministers foul mouthed henchman , who insults everyone and is just a really funny character. Once again in a short two months I get to see another film with James Gandolfini who plays General Miller in this film and the mayor of New York in The Taking of Pelham 123, he been busy since the end of his run as Americas favorite mobster in the HBO series The Sopranos.

This is a Dialog driven story, with some very interesting characters and situations that kept my entertained right way through, and laughing out loud more than a few times. With America’s current fascination in all things English this film should do well in the theaters, even with its relatively unknown in the U.S cast and some very thick accents. Notable are Anna Chlumsky as Liza and Tom Hollander as Simon Foster and two young people sucked into the cross continent comedy. There is a few lines that must have went over very well in the U.K. , but would be lost to an American audience,  Like when the Scottish character Malcolm Tucker says after a long argument “And don’t call me British!” as a final line, that to must have brought the house down in the U.K.  This is not a huge budget film, and doesn’t have the special effects and expensive actor’s salaries, but it does deliver some laughs and is very entertaining.


3 and a half stars for : In the Loop 2009


 In the Loop : 2009

Directed by Armando Iannucci
Produced by Adam Tandy, Kevin Loader
Written by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Starring Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, Chris Addison,Peter Capaldi, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan, David Rasche
Cinematography Jamie Cairney
Editing by Ant Boys, Billy Sneddon
Distributed by BBC Films, Optimum Releasing, Protagonist Pictures, IFC Films

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