Sunday, February 7, 2010
In the Loop
British political satire. The premise: the politically incompetent head of an unimportant government department is thrust into the spotlight when he says the wrong thing in a radio interview. Which department do the filmmakers pick as the emblem of unimportance? International development, of course, ha ha ha. That's about all the movie has to do with development, but it's hilarious, particularly if you've ever worked in government. The style of humor is so dry it sucks the moisture out of the air. An important takeaway for me was that someone screaming profanity in Scottish accent is almost automatically funny.