Film Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The pun-lover in me wanted Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to be bad I would have the opportunity to work some sort of god-awful “WTF” pun into this review. Alas for lame-humor enthusiasts—but good for movie fans—the directing team of Glenn Ficarraand John Requa (Crazy, Stupid, Love.Focus) has crafted a quite solid war comedy about a deskbound journalist (Tina Fey) who attempts to get out of her personal and professional rut by traveling to Afghanistan as a war correspondent.

Fey plays Kim Baker, whose real-life inspiration, Kim Barker, wrote the book on whichWhiskey Tango Foxtrot is based. Once she sets down in Afghanistan, Kim meets fellow journo Tanya (Margot Robbie), a glamazon and Kim’s guide to Kabul’s extracurricular activities; General Hollanek (Billy Bob Thornton), a no-nonsense Marine who introduces Kim to the military side of things; Fahim (Christopher Abbott), her handler and expert on all things local; and brash Scottish photographer Iain, played by a charming Martin Freeman.

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