I’m not sure why I didn’t expect much out of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Maybe it’s because the last Tina Fey movie I watched, Sisters, is an abomination. Maybe it’s because a 68% RT rating just screams validation out of politeness to me, kind of like when you tell your friend you enjoy their creative endeavors (i.e. their movie blog). Or maybe it’s because the title is too damn hard to say. We get it Paramount, it spells WTF…subtle.
No matter, this film is much better than its title. It gives a funny yet compelling glimpse into the lives of on the ground war reporters, a profession most have little behind the scenes exposure to. It was also refreshing to watch something geared strictly towards adults. For some reason it reminded me of George Clooney’s Up in the Air. A semi-loner in an unorthodox work setting, stuff happens both comedic and dramatic, and things eventually come full circle. Fantastic supporting cast with the #1 stunna Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, and Martin Freeman in a different role than the nebbish ones he usually gets. Tier 3