1/23/10


In the Loop is a political satire with enough profanity rival David Mamet's Glengarry Glenross and enough droll comedy to rival the original version of The Office; it satirizes two governments (Britain and America) in the midst of the most monumental decision making process-- the the decision of whether or not to go to war; the plot is Byzantine and the language dense and allusion filled (Catherine stopped watching because she said it didn't seem like they were speaking English) but when the Prime Minister's angry Scottish spin master refers to opera as "subsidized foreign fucking vowels" and threatens to "hole punch" someone in the face, it really doesn't matter if you know what 's going on: I give it 11,000 troops out of 12,000.

4 comments:

Esoderic said...

I really thought James Gandolfini was running against Obama in 2012 when I saw the poster.

zoltan said...

Great movie. The angry Scottish guy is fantastic.

Dave said...

the cursing is funny until you put the subtitles on to understand the angry scottish guy. once you read what he's saying, it's pretty profane.

the bean said...

thanks for the subtitle tip. this will be placed in the queue. (am i missing a ue?)

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