I recognised several dozen people from the media and political arenas at the screening of In the Loop at the Film Festival last night.
It is a hilarious film about spin, about war, about MPs and their staff and the dialogue is just superb. The PM’s head of Communications is obviously a take off of Alistair Campbell.
Political satire does not get much better. It has a 95% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
Here are a few of the quotes:
Within your ‘purview’? Where do you think you are, some fucking regency costume drama? This is a government department, not some fucking Jane fucking Austen novel! Allow me to pop a jaunty little bonnet on your purview and ram it up your shitter with a lubricated horse cock!
That was the PM’s Comms Head (Malcolm Tucker) to a departmental comms person.
Your swearing does not impress me. My husband works for Tower Hamlets and believe me those kids make you sound like… Angela Lansbury!
“Climbing the mountain of conflict”? You sounded like a Nazi Julie Andrews!
To the Cabinet Minister who departed from “the line”.
Oh, great. Meeting my constituents. It’s like being Simon Cowell, only without the ability to say, “Fuck off, you’re mental”.
The Minister, Simon Foster
I gotta say, I don’t understand how my parents’ limited reproductive ability reflects badly on me. I’m the sperm that made it!
Chad a staffer after he is called an only child.
Go see the film or get it on DVD.