During an interview, British Cabinet Minister Simon Foster (Tom Hollander) delivers an off-the-cuff remark that war is “unforeseeable.” Profane director of communications Malcolm Tucker (Peter Capaldi) tries to cover up the faux pas, but the comment is picked up by an American official…
Best known for creating The Thick of It and Veep, Iannucci fashions a semi-spin-off of the former in the Academy Award-nominated In the Loop. A scathing satire of contemporary politics, and a perfect acting showcase for Capaldi—reviving his role as the brilliantly belligerent Malcolm Tucker.
In character terms, In The Loop is less pessimistic than the show that inspired it, which never made room for a figure as relatively good-hearted as James Gandolfini’s U.S. lieutenant general. But on the political plane, it’s utterly, uncompromisingly bleak.
C'EST MON TYPE DE COMÉDIE!!! I would literally take every single screenshot of the brilliantly written lines; most of which were said by Malcolm Tucker aka my new spirit fucking animal. And I was wondering whether the series, The Thick of It, whose existence I've just found out from this effing movie, is as entertaining as this?? I sodding love Capaldi's Scottish accent
PETER CAPALDI. That's all I have to say. His astonishing performance creates an enjoyable, digestible and accurate satire about the Iraq war. The language used in this film is perfectly used that it will make you laugh throughout the whole film.
A hysterical and profane war of words mercilessly fronted by Peter Capaldi that acutely captures the conceit and chicanery of stale back-room politicos on both sides of the Atlantic and then proceeds to deride their credos into oblivion without ever missing a beat.
This should have won the Oscar for best Adapted screenplay, the dialogues are witty and funny. This is a great ensemble cast and the whole film kept my interests at a high. This is a great political satire, now go watch it.
Within your 'purview'? Where do you think you are, some fucking regency costume drama? This is a government department, not some fucking Jane fucking Austen novel! Allow me to pop a jaunty little bonnet on your purview and ram it up your shitter with a lubricated horse cock!