Wow, 100th post. Radical.
Our government is fucked up, this doesn’t require a deep, obnoxious documentary… sorry Michael Moore. Instead of whining and bitching about it, those crazy Britishers have mocked the fuck out of it. It is a spinoff from the amazing BBC Television series, The Thick of It satirizing politics in the 21st century. In the film, the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom are trying to start a war in the Middle East. The plot follows government officials and advisers in their behind-the-scenes efforts either to promote the war or prevent it… and showing just how inept the system is.
What makes the movie shines is the writing. This film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and it shows, the british humor is rampant and inside jokes are abound. Peter Capaldi rocks as Malcolm Tucker the foul mouthed adviser to the Minister for International Development.
Great shit. The movie flips between focusing on the new hire, the Americans, and the crazy British as they attempt to crack each others “code” and attempt to one up each other.