Worth Watching - Mar 15: Political In the Loop Trailer
by Alex Billington
March 15, 2009
Yep, that's "The Sopranos'" James Gandolfini in an actual comedy, believe it or not. In the Loop is a British political comedy shot in the style of a TV show like "The Office". It actually first premiered at Sundance and got some rave reviews, even though it wasn't exactly a big hit by any means. In addition to Gandolfini, In the Loop stars Tom Hollander, David Rashe, Peter Capaldi, Anna Chulmsky, and Mimi Kennedy. Sadly, I never got to see this, but Optimum has released an official trailer for the film today and it definitely looks good. If you're a fan of British humor, than this is a must watch. Watch the trailer below.
James Rocchi said in his Sundance review: "It's achingly, wrenchingly, dizzyingly funny, with a bleak, bitter sense of humor… In the Loop has such intricate and layered jokes, such carefully called-back and smartly referenced running gags that they go beyond comedic genius and into sheer dramatic brilliance."
Watch the trailer for Armando Iannucci's In the Loop:
For more info, head over to the official website: IntheLoopMovie.co.uk
The US President and UK Prime Minister suddenly fancy a war. But it'll be quick this time. Promise! General Miller doesn't think so and the British Secretary of State for International Development agrees. But after he accidentally backs military action on TV, he suddenly has a lot of friends in Washington DC.
In the Loop is directed by Scottish filmmaker Armando Iannucci, of "Time Trumpet" and "The Thick of It" British TV shows. The screenplay was co-written by Iannucci, Jesse Armstrong and Simon Blackwell ("Peep Show", "The Thick of It"), and Tony Roche. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is being distributed by Optimum Releasing in the UK and IFC Films in the US. In the Loop hits theaters in the UK on April 17th but doesn't have a US release date just yet. Stay tuned for more details!