In The Loop (Armando Iannucci) - 2009

Dysfunctional and hapless mid-level officials and their aides in Great Britain and the U.S. lay the groundwork for their governments to wage war in the Mideast.  With a script that parallels the Bush & Blair administrations march to a pre-emptive war against the sovereign country of Iraq, this BBC entourage from The Thick of It ably mocks those responsible for an unnecessary war that caused the deaths of thousands and the dislocation of millions.  With the exception of one excessively profane Scottish actor (Peter Capaldi), the movie is entertaining and would be funny if not so close to reality. [JAM 10/7/2010]