Whiskey Tango FoxtrotDVD of the Week Thursday, July 7th, 2016
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Continuing their string of damn fine moderately budgeted comedies –I Love You, Philip Morris, Crazy Stupid Love, and Focus – Glenn Ficarra and John Requa turned Kim Baker’s Afghanistan foreign correspondence memoir into a fantastic vehicle for Tina Fey and her deeply satisfying trademarked feminist comedy. Fey plays Kim, a bored and unfulfilled TV reporter whose sudden arrival in the dangerous world of war reporting leads to personal growth, ethical dilemmas and redemption. Fey is, as always, Tina Fey, but while she is of course hilarious and clumsy as Fey/Kim, she’s also gutsy and reckless and smart. Christopher Abbott (from Girls) is unrecognizable and brilliant as Fahim, Kim’s conflicted translator and fixer. Martin Freeman is her crass Scottish love interest, and Margo Robbie is Kim’s much more experienced best buddy.
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