Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is not your typical Tina Fey movie, but that doesn’t mean its not enjoyable. Fey changes it up a bit with this flick which tells the story of reporter Kim Barker. Barker decides to take her career to the next level and finds herself in Afghanistan as a war reporter.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opens in 2003, and follows Barker across the years through her adjustment to life in the Middle East and finding herself, and through a failed relationship and into a new one. The film’s tone is a bit of a push and pull between comedy and drama, and the unbalance between the two makes the film feel a bit unstable. However, Fey shines as she always does. Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton also star and have brief moments of substance, but overall their characters get lost in the mix.
Overall, It’s not bad, but it’s not great either. I don’t expect that this film will make too much of an impact at the theaters this weekend. There’s not been much hype around the release, and I’ve only seen a handful of trailers. Despite my lukewarm review, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is worth checking out once it hits Blu-ray/DVD, and if you are looking for a good date night movie, this is a solid pick.
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