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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Two things were all I needed to know to put this way up on my list: the title and Tina Fey in the lead role. Nothing else mattered, I was there!

Fey stars as real life journalist Kim Baker, who in an attempt to reboot her life, takes a job doing wartime coverage in Afganistan. Of course, the way things turn out are nothing she could have predicted and once she settles in, she becomes rather attached to this non-conventional lifestyle.

This one fits fairly snuggly in the "dramedy" category. It has a light tone, and there are plenty of moments of levity, but there's a solid story of struggle behind it. Fey shone brilliantly, in what is possibly her strongest film role to date. I actually really like this more serious (yet still funny at times) side of her, and would love to see her do more.

I also was simply fascinated with the subject matter. I found myself thinking back to 13 Hours...Benghazi from earlier this year in that they both gave a very approachable look at a part of the world that we Americans just don't like to think about. Yes, it's scary at times, but these films show that it's so much more than that. I'm not exactly running to Expedia to book a flight out there, but I do feel like I can appreciate it so much more now.

Whiskey TF had some great supporting characters in Margot Robbie and Martin Freeman, both just as engaging as Fey. I'm running out of things to say as the clock ticks closer to bedtime, but my point is that this was an overall solid movie. Interesting, just the right amount of funny, and brilliantly cast

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