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In the Loop

In the Loop
  • 4 stars
  • 2009
  • UK
  • 105 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Armando Iannucci
  • Written by: Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, Ian Martin (additional material)
  • Cast: Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, Chris Addison, Peter Capaldi, Gina McKee, Steve Coogan, David Rasche
  • Website: www.intheloopmovie.co.uk

When the US president and UK prime minister tout the desire for more war to quell insurrection their underlings and civil servants go into overdrive on aggression, appeasement and foggy communication in this hilarious addition to that much neglected genre of apocalyptic satire. Foul-mouthed to the point of Tourette's, In the Loop is a celebration of irreverence and a very absurd and peculiar type of tomfoolery.

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First Word: Chris Addison

16 Apr 2009

First record you ever bought ‘You Can Call Me Al’, Paul Simon. Fall at my feet, ye tastemakers. Last time you were chatted up My wife was very complimentary when asking me to put the kettle on the other day. Is that the sort of thing? First…

In the Loop

16 Apr 20094 stars

The special relationship gets a prick (or pricks) of Waughian satire in this hilarious political comedy by The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci. When the US president and UK prime minister tout the desire for more war to quell insurrection (without…

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