Camera Obscura Blog: All
6 May 2009
I went to see ‘In the Loop’ yesterday. As always, I went to the first showing of the day but ten minutes into the film I forced my long suffering girlfriend to dump our gear and move right to the back of the cinema because sitting behind us was a big lunkhead eating with his mouth open. I mean chewing, proper slack mouth chewing. Very loud. Maybe he has some sort of medical problem preventing him from breathing through his nose holes, who knows. Because we were at the “art” cinema there was the usual exaggerated laughter, you know, “HAHA, YES! I GET THIS! HAHA, I AM VERY CLEVER! LOOK AT ME…GETTING IT! HAHAHA! UNDERSTANDING THIS VERY CLEVER/FOREIGN/CUTTINGLY SATIRICAL FILM!”
Anyway, moan over. The film is great. Peter Capaldi and Tom Hollander are fantastic, everyone is fantastic. Gandolfini’s looking bigger than he ever did hunched over the Soprano family breakfast bar breathing heavily into a plate full of last night’s leftovers. I was anticipating the ‘square go’ scene with Gandolfini and Capaldi and was not disappointed. Good swearing too, always important to be constructive with your cuss words.
Which reminds me, I’ve recently been learning how to swear Australian style. Harder than you think.