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Wednesday, July 22
A bumbling British government minister (Tom Hollander) makes a verbal
snafu during a TV interview, inadvertently backing a U.S. war in the
Middle East. The Prime Minister’s venomous communications chief (Peter
Capaldi) attempts damage control as tensions quickly escalate on both
sides of the pond. Soon the Brits are in Washington, where a U.S.
General (James Gandolfini) thinks war is a crazy idea and the
beleaguered U.S. Assistant Secretary for Diplomacy (Mimi Kennedy)
scrambles to infiltrate the elusive and very hawkish War Committee.
Meanwhile, the hapless minister responsible for the mess fuels more
flames by attempting to gatecrash various corridors of power while his
well-connected young spin doctor (Chris Addison) sleeps his way into
diplomatic high jinks with a sexy young intern (Anna Chlumsky),
culminating in a feverish United National Security Council vote that
makes war seem as “unforseeable” as the slip of the tongue that
ignites this crackling, fast-talking political satire showcasing some
of the most rollicking wordplay since the heyday of screwball comedy.
From writer and director Armando Iannucci (‘The Thick of It’, ‘The Day
Today’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge’). The team of
Iannucci, Capaldi, Addison, producer Adam Tandy and other cast and
crew of ‘In the Loop’ previously collaborated on the award-winning BBC
television series ‘The Thick of It’, which ran for six half-hour
episodes and two specials from 2005 to 2007.
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Armando Iannucci’s endlessly quotable, breathtakingly funny political comedy opens in theaters July 24th.
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