BBC iPlayer: In The Loop (2009)

on Wednesday, July 13, 2011
'In The Loop' (UK Release: 2009) // Words: Saam Das

SYNOPSIS: "Armando Iannucci's political satire about a British minister who backs military action and becomes popular in Washington." (

A feature length spin-off of 'The Thick Of It', the potty-mouthed 'In The Loop' has proven to be endlessly quotable since its 2009 release - which even garnered a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination at the Academy Awards that year. Team FG member Paul considered it his "[favourite] film of 2009", which leaves the viewer "alternately chuckling and squirming".

I too think it's a fantastic film and despite my disapproval of gratuitous swearing, Peter Capaldi's Malcolm Tucker character broke my will on the issue and had me absolutely enthralled with the variety of insults that came spewing forth. I imagine you'll be equally won over.

Watch 'In The Loop' on BBC iPlayer until 00:14, 18 July '11. Purchase on DVD or Blu-Ray.

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