Tina Fey can be a mixed bag for me. So much talent, so much intelligence, but sometimes she’s too over the top. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but this film exceeded my expectations. It was nice to see Tina Fey in a more dramatic, subtle role, yet still with her trademark awkwardness. Martin Freeman was outside his usual realm of serious, thoughtful characters, taking a turn for a more carefree, rakish, charming photographer. Margot Robbie stole her scenes, as usual. Billy Bob Thornton was perfectly cast. The writing was nuanced, somehow managing to be about the war, yet also these reporters, yet also about friendship, and yet also about our heroine. Very surprised by how great this was. Will definitely watch again.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
R | 1h 52min
Synopsis: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan
Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Cast: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman