Whiskey Tango Foxtrot tells the story of a journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.
When I came out of this film, and even though I enjoyed myself, I couldn’t figure out what it was trying to be. The trailer made it seem like a comedy but it was hardly a black comedy. It alternated when the story needed it but never truly stayed true to whatever it was trying to be throughout the entire film, despite amazing performances from both Tina Fey and Martin Freeman. Fey’s performance in this film is by far one of my favourite’s of hers. I would also say Margot Robbie also but I hardly cared enough about her character to really make a proper decision about her performance and because of this, it seems like she hardly did her job of portraying her character well enough or there just wasn’t enough there in the first place.
I think I’ve also said this before where to an extent I am able to deal with the bad language in films but it comes to a limit when the c-bomb is dropped, and it was dropped an unnecessary amount of times of zero. The story could’ve been told perfectly without the avoidable vulgarity.
If I can give you one tip going into this film is don’t go into it expecting something light hearted. It’s a truly dramatic portrayal that occasionally loses its footing but nonetheless tells a heartfelt story.