History YMMV / InTheLoop

11th Aug '16 11:56:54 PM Scraggle
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* BigBad: Linton Barwick. He is the mastermind behind the war, and even sees himself as superior to Malcolm. This arguably makes him ''BigBadWannabe.''
** Which makes Malcolm the DragonWithAnAgenda.



* JustFollowingOrders:
** As much of a {{Determinator}} as he may be, when Malcolm is left in that Meditation Room alone, that one close-up tells us that he knows fine well he's wrong. And that there's nothing he can do about it.
** Michael, too. He's reticent when he's told to delete a huge swath of an intelligence report that argues against war... but when Jamie simply picks his hand up and moves his finger to the Delete button, he puts up no resistance whatsoever.
15th Mar '16 5:50:29 AM skidoo23
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** Several characters insult Malcolm by way of claiming that he's gay. He doesn't actually deny it (and then there are those phone calls to Jamie mentioned above...)



* MisaimedFandom: ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' has so many fans in {{Whitehall}} that the crew were given a ''very'' rare opportunity to film there. That's ''the actual Number 10'' in the film's opening scenes.
** Similarly, some Pentagon generals rather liked it, both because of James Gandolfini, who apparently has a following there, and because they appreciated Gen. Miller's only sane man tendencies.

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* MisaimedFandom: ''Series/TheThickOfIt'' has so many fans in {{Whitehall}} that the crew were given a ''very'' rare opportunity to film there. That's ''the actual Number 10'' in the film's opening scenes.
scenes (which at the time of filming was undergoing some restoration work, hence the construction).
** Similarly, some Pentagon generals rather liked it, both because of James Gandolfini, who apparently has a following there, and because they appreciated Gen. Miller's only sane man tendencies.tendencies (not to mention the fact that even though Miller opposes the war, with sound reasons given (not just because he's a dove) but when war is declared, his immediate priority is providing leadership to his soldiers.
10th Nov '15 10:21:25 AM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: Malcolm's very specific threat to Simon that if he kicks up a fuss over being dismissed he will have the media "hound you to an assisted suicide", which rather uncomfortably recalls the fate of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Kelly_(weapons_expert) David Kelly]], the scientist who was revealed as the source of information that the Iraq WMD dossier was unreliable.
18th Jul '15 4:37:40 PM Maxiboy136
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* HilariousInHindsight: "Right, I'm off to deal with the fate of the planet." [[Series/DoctorWho Indeed you are, Malcolm]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: "Right, I'm off to deal with the fate of the planet." [[Series/DoctorWho Indeed you are, Malcolm]].Peter]].
11th May '15 8:43:53 AM Maxiboy136
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* HilariousInHindsight: "Right, I'm off to deal with the fate of the planet." [[Series/DoctorWho Indeed you are, Malcolm]].
8th May '15 11:19:13 AM Maxiboy136
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* MemeticMutation: "Difficult difficult lemon difficult."
22nd Sep '14 1:40:35 PM bwburke94
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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "You are a boring eff-star-star-[[spoiler:cunt]]."

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* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: "You are a boring eff-star-star-[[spoiler:cunt]].eff-star-star-cunt."
12th Aug '14 10:42:18 PM Blackie62
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**** Forget that, an earlier shot shows there are two beds.
4th Jul '14 4:41:50 PM Noraneko
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* OneSceneWonder: Steve Coogan is in the movie for probably five minutes at tops. He's nevertheless one of the best things in it, which is pretty impressive considering what he's up against.

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* OneSceneWonder: Steve Coogan is in the movie for probably five minutes at tops. He's nevertheless one of the best things in it, which is pretty impressive considering what he's up against.against.
* TearJerker: The entire DownerEnding. [[spoiler:Malcolm ended up doing the dirty work of a man he swore he didn't work for; After repeatedly waffling, Simon's career is all but finished when he's sacked rather than being able to resign to make a statement; Clarke's resignation loses its power when Miller refuses to do so; Liza's working for a man concerned with which movies are on a soldier's approved roster; and you have to even feel bad for the selfish and self-righteous Toby, whose career is over before it even begins and he leaves quietly when the new aide arrives. And ''everyone'' has to live with the inevitable war that's going to happen, and one Miller knows no one is prepared for.]]
** For all of Simon's cowardly flip-flopping and refusal to take a side, his outburst that he's frustrated about being forced into an inevitable position where he's sending boys off to war, which is the exact opposite of what he wanted to do when he got into office.
9th Mar '14 10:16:21 PM darkrage6
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* HilariousInHindsight: Simon Foster looks remarkably similar to a certain joint leader of a certain coalition.
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