Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

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I knew I’d win you over.”

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Written by: Robert Carlock, loosely based on “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by Kim Barker

Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, and Billy Bob Thornton

It’s About: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

What Drew Me to This Movie:

Tina Fey! I am a huge fan of the hilarious and smart comedian. Judging from the trailer of the movie, I assume this will be interesting to watch. And of course, have you seen the names of A-list stars involved in the project? Sounds too good to be missed, yeah?

And Then:

This movie, shortened to WTF (get it?), takes a solid risk by juggling different genres all at once: comedy, drama, romance (yes, the photo says it all already), action and stuff. While it is certainly not terrible, in a way it feels too stuffy to watch. But still, I enjoy Tina Fey’s take on this semi-serious role as news producer-turned-war reporter Kim Baker and look forward to more dramatic performances by her. And ooh, FYI: WTF is not the first to expose the dramatic side of Tina Fey. Watch Admission, a very underrated movie that also features performances by Paul Rudd and Nat Wolff.

All in All:

Just sit back, relax and enjoy this movie with your friends, spouse or any person aged 18+ that you know (Rated R – spare your little kids, everyone!). Do not over-think, it is not boring.

More on This: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3553442/

 

And, who doesn’t love a little behind-the-scenes look at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Here they are!

 

Photo and videos courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

 

 

 

 

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