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13 March 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Armando Iannucci is a comedy genius, as anyone who's ever watched The Day Today will know, but here's more proof in the trailer for his directorial debut In The Loop. It's one of the funniest to land in our inbox for many moons.

With satirical skills as sharp as Iannucci's, the pre-Iraq invasion dossier-filled delirium of Westminster and Washington is a bit of an open goal, but judging by this, he's absolutely buried it.

With Blairite lampoonery ("To walk the road of peace, sometimes we need to be ready to climb the mountain of conflict." "The mountain of conflict? You sound like a Nazi Julie Andrews."), Peter C#p@ldi machine-gunning obscenities at all and sundry, and James Gandolfini in blazing form, it's going to be awesome. And informative. We think.

In The Loop is out on April 17.


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Your Comments

It's like Chris Langham never existed
Funny traiuler and shows great promise in a satire on the 'special relationship' between Britain and the US. More

Posted by Taz69 at 22:11 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

Just laughed more than i thought possible at that trailer! Looks amazing :) More

Posted by Jimanio at 12:20 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Err
The Thick of It is amazing and I have no doubt that In The Loop will be the funniest film of the year. More

Posted by Rgirvan44 at 22:49 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Err
Have you watched the Tv series "The Thick of It" Joker? Look on Youtube they have them on there... I mean buy it on DVD... More

Posted by punchdrunk at 21:44 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Err
Im an Armando fan, I enjoy his work. This trailer however was very average. Infact I didn't laugh once. Based on this trailer I wouldn't watch this film. Seriously though.....whats the big deal? More

Posted by The Joker at 20:44 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

oh that made me chuckle. bring it on!! More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 19:54 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

hmmm... if that's what they could put in the trailer, imagine the stuff they couldn't. More

Posted by Blythy at 18:52 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Hoity toity!
Haha loved it, add this to my must see calendar... More

Posted by gsharpe at 16:47 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Dunno about awards and box office, but its a trailer for a comedy film and I laughed at least 4 times in less than 2 minutes. If you pro rata that to a whole film I'll be needing to take a change of underwear into the cinema... More

Posted by sinaplenty at 15:53 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Longshot here
L: The900MidNightBee But.. 2010 Best Supporting actor: Peter Capaldi, anyone? sp; I'd certainly vote for him. The role gives him greater depth than the TV show and the quality of his performance shines through. More

Posted by elab49 at 15:26 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: Longshot here
You never know, but I've pretty much given up on the Oscars ever making the right decisions, they're getting as bad as the Emmy's (last year/the year before FOUR Grey's Anatomy actors get nominated for best actor, but NOBODY from Lost?!? Come on!).   Erm, rant over. More

Posted by Anduril666 at 15:20 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Critics will love it - the Box Office won't
Looks like it will be very good, but not appealing to the masses. The Critics will love it, but no-one will go see it, unless they really get the marketing right in the states (who actually have an appetite for Political Satire/Comedy). More

Posted by discodave101 at 14:56 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Longshot here
But.. 2010 Best Supporting actor: Peter Capaldi, anyone? More

Posted by The900MidNightBee at 14:22 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

You Tube link people - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQrqMkCuHqA More

Posted by Anduril666 at 14:05 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Fucking link doesn't work!!!! More

Posted by Anduril666 at 14:00 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In The Loop Trailer Arrives
Can't wait to see this. The Thick of It was all kinds of awesome. More

Posted by Stewie_Griffin at 13:55 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Fucking link doesn't work!!!! More

Posted by Anduril666 at 13:55 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: In The Loop Trailer Arrives
Gah! Link isn't working for me - anyone else? More

Posted by Acho at 13:40 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

Kiss my sweaty balls
This is going to be brilliant. Fact. More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 13:29 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

I wasn't sure if I was going to see this because some of Iannuci's TV stuff has been a bit hit or miss lately. This looks good though. More

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