Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Trailer (WTF – Get it?)

Since I haven’t seen it yet (apparently the UK release date is in April), I’ll leave you with the New York Times Film Review instead:

“Based on Kim Barker’s memoir, “The Taliban Shuffle,” “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” contains the fondly, proudly recalled details of battle-tested experience. Kim — last name “Baker” in the film — goes from typing TV news in an office to a tour of duty as a journalist in war-ravaged Afghanistan. She dashes into a shootout to get video, parries the clumsy advances of an Afghan government official and frequents the hormone-addled expat party scene.

Somewhere along the way, she also finds herself and cracks a few jokes. That’s not entirely unexpected, because Kim is played by Tina Fey, an old hand at portraying the self-deprecating, nerdy workaholic getting a handle on her personal life. Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” suggests a serious extension of Ms. Fey’s best-known comedic persona, on more treacherous terrain and with an Afghan culture clash. Instead of walking the absurdist halls of “30 Rock,” Ms. Fey’s character is sucked into the grueling but addictive pursuit of war journalism.”

 

 

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