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In the Loop

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war."--Producers.
Title: In the loop
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Publisher: [New York] : IFC Films, [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Notes: Bonus: trailer, deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurette
DVD release of the 2009 motion picture
Summary: "The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn't think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. But, after Simon accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington, DC. If Simon can get in with the right DC people, if his entourage of one can sleep with the right intern, and if they can both stop the Prime Minister's chief spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker rigging the vote at the UN, they can halt the war."--Producers.
Audience: Not rated
ISBN: 9780788612282
078861228X
Statement of Responsibility: BBC Films and UK Film Council present ; in association with Aramid Entertainment, an Armando Iannucci film ; directed by Armando Iannucci ; produced by Kevin Loader, Adam Tandy ; screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Credits: Director of photography, Jamie Cairney ; editors, Billy Sneddon, Ant Boys ; music, Adem Ilhan, with the Elysian Quartet.
Performers: Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, Chris Addison, James Gandolfini, Mimi Kennedy, Anna Chlumsky, Steve Coogan, Gina McKee, Zach Woods, David Rasche.
System Details: DVD, NTSC ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital
Other Language: In English, with optional English SDH or Spanish subtitles
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 2001-2009 Drama Great Britain Politics and government 2007- Drama Diplomacy Drama Miscommunication Drama Communication Political aspects Great Britain Drama Communication Political aspects United States Drama
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Feature films
Political films
Comedy films
Topical Term: Diplomacy
Miscommunication
Communication
Communication
Publisher No: IFC9713
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Mar 22, 2014
  • bears1985 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Very busy. lots going on how something said can be twisted. Not overly funny but I think worth a watch. after I watched it makes you think how scary it is.

Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

You don't want to watch this political satire if you are offended by profanity. On the other hand, the non-stop rotor foul dialogues were both creative and funny as delivered by a motley bunch of British and American politicians involved in lobbying the UN to support a war based on hearsay existence of WMD.

Feb 27, 2014
  • LibraryUser53 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

British farcical political satire. A British sub-cabinet secretary, when asked by the media about the possibility of British and American involvement in a Middle East war says "War? War is unforeseeable." He's scolded for saying this by the department's cuss-word-centric chief of staff. Apparently this statement was too passive; instead he should have said something more threatening, something like is heard from politicians all the time, something like "All options are on the table, etc, etc." Anyway, the movie starts with some promise, but becomes tiring after this same basic premise and associated scatological language is repeatedly served up. It's just not very funny. Not recommended.

DON'T REMEMBER SEEING THIS

Hilarious political satire featuring a cabinet minister who just doesn't know when to shut up. This film has added the phrase "Difficult, difficult...lemon difficult" to my lexicon.

Unfortunately my copy was damaged and unreadable.
Item was annotated as such-hopefully not placed back into the system.

Jun 21, 2013
  • HellbillyHillhound rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie is really funny! However the subject matter is really depressing. The World let Blair and "W" destroy the Planet. Both of them should be in prison for life. We don't get those years back. Nor do we get those freedoms back. Long Live Gandolfini!! You will be missed. You should have been Prez. for 8 years.

Apr 27, 2013
  • poolman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant satire: biting, fast-paced, caricaturish, hand-held camera work, pungent dialogue. Only the British could get away with dialogue slathered in vulgarity (every "bad" word is here in abundance) and not only get away with it but make it funny and acceptable in context.

Jan 15, 2013
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A warning – “In the Loop” contains a lot of expletives undeleted, with a lot of them being British expletives of which I am not aware if they are of the “darn” variety or the F--- word variety. If you can get past this, then you have a film that often moves rapidly through so many funny lines, I am sure I did not have time for many to register. The essence of this political satire is that both the USA and the UK are attempting to figure each other out and determine if one of them is making contingencies for the outbreak of a new war. There are a lot of laugh out loud put downs by the various characters and I am sure that I will understand the film much better the second time around.

Nov 29, 2012
  • SmKelly531 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fast paced political satire. Excellent cast.

Created by Armando Iannucci, a rising talent, who's devised VEEP and Thick of It.

It shows how in politics one's career aspirations too often overshadow service and policy. The Anti-West Wing.

There is a lot of profanity, which I usually don't care for, however, here it is necessary and is highly creative.

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Apr 27, 2013
  • poolman rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

poolman thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

SIMON: What the f***, Malcolm. This is all going to spin along from here and we have a vote and we go to war. We fight people, and kill them, and our kids get killed, and that's exactly the sort of thing I didn't want to do when I went into politics. That's the opposite of what I want to be doing. --- MALCOLM: That's why you've got to stay in government. In here you can influence things, delay things. Out there you're just another mad shouty f**ker people don't want to make eye-contact with. Remember Mary? She took a stand over Health. Everyone decided she was mental.

Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

MALCOLM: You might pull this kind of stunt on some young wank fresh up from Oklahoma, happy to be getting his hookers paid for by tobacco lobbyists, but not me. --- LINTON: What seems to be the problem? --- MALCOLM: I've just had a briefing from a 9-year-old finalist in Americas got talent. I think he may have been a ventriloquist. Or possibly the fxxkxxx dummie. --- LINTON: AJ? He is one of my top guys. Stanton College Prep, Harvard...he's smart and he's great at his job ...

Mar 20, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

GENERAL MILLER: See, this is the problem with civilians wanting to go to war. When you've been there you don't want to go back unless you absolutely have to. It's like France.--- TOBY: Though -- maybe? What's brave about doing
the `right thing'? Nothing. Doing the
wrong thing is braver. In a way. I mean, you know, wars sometimes work. The War of Independence, that worked. For the Americans. Second World War. That was a good idea. I mean not a good idea but ... --- SIMON: I know what you mean. And the Crimean War -- we got nurses out of that.

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