Friday, February 26, 2010
In the Loop (2009)
A frenetic, foul-mouthed political satire. It's genuinely funny at times, and the acting is great. My favorites: Tom Hollander as a clueless MP, Peter Capaldi as a vitriolic communications minister, Mimi Kennedy as an American cabinet member, and Anna Chlumsky (yes, My Girl) as one of her aides. The film starts in one tone and never changes. It's a problem with the genre more than this particular film. I enjoyed it but about halfway through I was ready for it to end.