May 15, 2009

in_the_loop_movie_poster_slice_01.jpgI wasn’t really familiar with “In The Loop” but after seeing this trailer for the film, it’s shot up high on my must-see list.  While I think everyone is tired of films about the war, we can’t get enough of films that mock the bureaucratic nonsense that can get us into war and the ridiculous people who have too much power and no idea what to do with it.  The trailer sells the film as delightfully farcical with some nice bits of satire and British people talking and their accent is innately comic.  I don’t know why.

For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis: 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. If they don’t… well, they can always fire their Director of Communications Judy, who they never liked anyway and who’s back home dealing with voters with blocked drains and a man who’s angry about a collapsing wall.

Check out the trailer after jump.  “In The Loop” will hit select theatres and IFC OnDemand on July 24th.

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