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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot stars Tina Fey as Kim, a broadcaster who half-heartedly volunteers to go to Afghanistan on assignment. Fey’s character leads a nice, but ho hum life in New York with a steady boyfriend (Josh Charles) and a steady, unchallenging job just reading news. Once in Afghanistan, she realizes she’s way over her head. She eventually adapts to life during wartime.

While away, she discovers her boyfriend is cheating so she’s free to take up with Martin Freeman’s politically incorrect, usually philandering, war-savvy character, who’s a photo journalist.

I felt the first half of the movie drags and contains a lot of obvious jokes and clichéd situations about culture, but it’s worth watching on DVD or on a plane where you can watch half, take a break and watch the second half. Tina Fey does a fine job as does Martin Freeman and Josh Charles. The reason to watch is to see what sacrifices people make during this war that too many of us forget and to see what has gone on in Afghanistan.

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Coastal Crone
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 12:06:04

    Had not heard of it. An interesting look at what reporters go through to give us the news that we take for granted. Have a good weekend!

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  2. smkelly8
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 22:33:59

    It’s easy to forget that many reporters aren’t living the high life insulated in a 5 star hotel. Hope your weekend’s going well!

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