'In the Loop' is a British comedy with what seems like a lot of British humor which I love. This film screened at The Sundance Film Festival this year but I myself did not get a chance to see it. However, The Dude did get a chance and he wrote up a nice little review for the film which you can read Right Here. He seemed to really enjoy it. The Dude say's:
"The shining star of this film is the razor sharp dialogue. This is a great example of solid screenwriting coupled with stellar performances by charismatic actors that comes together for a little bit of magic."
Britain and America; friends and allies as far back as anyone can remember. Both the US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war but not everyone agrees including US Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy, US Army General (James Gandolfini) and a floundering British Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander). When Foster accidentally announces on national TV that ‘war is unforeseeable,’ the British government is sent into a spiral of chaos and spin propagated by verbosely aggressive Director of Communications, Malcom Tucker (Peter Capaldi). Foster attempts to neutralise his ‘unforeseeable’ comment by telling the British public to prepare to ‘climb the mountain of conflict’ but soon finds himself bundled off to Washington on a fact-finder where he becomes both a pawn for the secret war committee and a poster-boy for the General and the Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy’s anti-war campaign.
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