Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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"From the headlines to the front lines."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 6.6  (54,683)
  • 57

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. The movie is based on the memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, written by Kim Barker. The story follows the life of Kim Baker (Tina Fey), a news producer in New York City who becomes disillusioned with her monotonous life and decides to take a foreign correspondent job in Afghanistan. Despite having no experience in war journalism, Kim quickly adapts to the harsh realities of life in the war-torn country.

Upon her arrival, Kim is introduced to Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a fellow journalist who has been in Afghanistan for some time. Tanya helps Kim navigate the cultural and political landscape of the country, introducing her to a group of war journalists who have become close friends.

As Kim settles into her new home and job, she finds herself facing a number of challenges. She is constantly battling the cultural divide between herself and the Afghan people, as well as grappling with the realities of war. Through her work, Kim witnesses the brutal violence of the Taliban and the devastation they have caused in Afghanistan.

In the midst of all these challenges, Kim finds comfort in her budding romance with Iain MacKelpie (Martin Freeman), a charming Scottish war photographer. Together, they navigate the dangers of their profession and find solace in each other's company.

The movie's portrayal of Kim's experiences in Afghanistan is both eye-opening and thought-provoking. It provides a glimpse into the lives of soldiers, war journalists, and civilians in a war zone. The film is a balance of humor and drama, with Tina Fey's comedic timing adding levity to an otherwise heavy topic.

Fey's portrayal of Kim is nuanced and complex, highlighting the character's growth as she faces the challenges of her new job. Robbie, Freeman, and the rest of the supporting cast all turn in strong performances, bringing to life a world most viewers will never experience.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a film that will leave viewers with a newfound appreciation for the men and women who put their lives on the line to report on the world's most dangerous conflicts. It is a story of personal growth, self-discovery, and finding hope in the most unlikely of places.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a 2016 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 57.

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