When reporter Kim Barker’s (Tina Fey) life needs something more, she decides to 'shake it all up’ by taking an assignment in a war zone. There, in the midst of chaos, she finds the strength she never knew she had. Sometimes it takes saying ‘WTF’ to find the life you were always destined to have. Also starring Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton, the film is directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“Crazy, Stupid, Love”) from a screenplay by Robert Carlock (“Saturday Night Live,” “30 Rock”).
Genre: Comedy, War
Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton
Directed By: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
Writers: Robert Carlock (screenplay), Kim Barker (book)
Produced By: Ian Bryce, Tina Fey, Sam Grey, Lorne Michaels and Regan Riskas
Executive Producers: Charlie Gogolak, Eric Gurian
Release Date: March 4, 2016
Let me start off by saying that movies involving war are not typically my cup of tea. But that being said, I very much so enjoyed Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016). And I think it's because it was not what I expected -- Probably because I feel like the marketing is a little off for this film. Like I feel like people think this is going to be a funny quirky Tina Fey movie and it really isn't. I mean don't get me wrong, I was laughing during Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) but it wasn't like your typically Tina Fey movie like a Sisters (2015) or Baby Mama (2008). Do you guys get what I'm trying to say?
But yeah, nevermind all of that...
I really really did enjoy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), as did my father who was my date to the screening. I think it was an extremely well done relevant war time dramedy and it is way more than the "most American white lady story" ever told. It was a captivating film about making an extreme life change. I totally recommend going out and seeing the film.
And as always, if you do I'd love to know what you thought about it.
On a side note, I look forward to reading "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan" by Kim Barker, the book that the film is based on because I found the Hollywood movie version of her story so intriguing.