Tuesday, August 04, 2009

*Whatever you do, don't oversell it*

The Annual International Film Festival is on here at the moment, and that's always going to make a girl a little bit excited.

Yesterday there was a film I wanted to see. But 'twas in the afternoon, so I had to talk to the boss.

The conversation went something like this:

Kate:'Can I go and see a film fest film this afternoon?'

Kate:'What time?'


Sensible Kate: 'Of course you can't go, you've got work to do.'

Everyday Kate: '3.45? You were still planning on being at work at 3.45? Nerd.'

After wrestling with the voices in my head for about,oh, 0.76 of a second, I found myself nestled into my seat about to watch 'In the Loop.'

Because I am too lazy to paraphrase, this is how IMDB describes it, 'a foul-mouthed comedy that draws on non-specific events to create a world that is terrifyingly familiar: The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war, but not everyone else does...'

This is what Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian had to say about it “Horribly brilliant... The acting is superb, and the writing is relentlessly funny – vicious and delicious. And refreshingly, there isn't a sympathetic character in sight.”

Here's a wee sample.

Anyway I laughed like a drain. If you enjoyed the Australian series 'Frontline', then get yourself to this - pronto.
Crap, I've just oversold it, haven't I ?


Holemaster said...

Oh I didn't really think much of it. Saw it a while ago. The whole foul mouthed Scottish angry man thing is a bit passé. It felt like an average satirical TV comedy stretched out to make it longer like an old Merc funeral limo.

I do like Frontline though.

laughykate said...

That stereotype isn't one I am that familiar with, so I didn't mind it.

Anyway Mr Sweary aside, there were some great lines, dying to have a read of the script.

Rob said...

Ok you convinced me...will get it when it comes out on DVD. I'm sure AroVid will have it.

laughykate said...

I'm sure it will. Can't wait to get my hands on it and watch it again.

Oh and there I go again, overselling it. Go me.