Friday, March 8, 2013

Year 2009: In the Loop

In my opinion, 2009 has produced several lackluster motion pictures, although there are enjoyable one's to single out - it still lacks a certain "joie de vivre". And we are talking about the same year a woman has been awarded a best director Academy award and a 3D film known as Avatar surpassed Titanic as the highest grossing film of all time. I still feel this year came short compared to what 2008 has brought to the table. Luckily, an Independent British film saved the day with Armando Ianucci's political satire "In the Loop". This is one of the most intellectually engaging comedies I have seen in years. How they get away with using the F word amazes me. Even with so much dialogues being passed around like football there are no sleep inducing moments here because everything they say is so intriguing - what they have are highly caffeinated conversations you are so pumped up for it. The absurdities of politics were exposed, the pettiness (and air headed tendencies) of its bureaucrats are shortened into a gimmicky farce, but without contempt they were all made in the name of an honest to goodness fun loving fiction. I can only offer up words of exultation, even with its imperfection this movie is straight-on excellent. 

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