The film also stars margot robbie and martin freeman as journalists covering the afghanistan war. Tina feys untitled movie based on taliban shuffle lands release date. Despite starring tina fey, the movie is by no means all laughs. Whiskey tango foxtrot soundtrack music complete song. Whiskey tango foxtrot is a 2016 american biographical war comedydrama film directed by. Latest news about whiskey tango foxtrot, starring tina fey, margot robbie, martin freeman, alfred molina, billy bob thornton and directed by glenn ficarra, john requa. Jul 05, 2016 kim barker on tina fey making her life into a movie. Whiskey tango foxtrot and the onceagain forgotten war.
Far from home and completely out of her comfort zone a cultureshocked kim befriends an adventurous reporter tanya vanderpoel margot. The most recent home video release of whiskey tango foxtrot movie is june 28, 2016. The international civil aviation organization icao assigned codewords acrophonically. Whiskey tango foxtrot 2016 directed by glenn ficarra john requa genres comedy, drama subgenres war drama release date mar 4, 2016 usa run time 111 min. Geri tells kim that america doesnt want to see the war on the news anymore, or she needs. Although the movie is comprised of easily digestible morsels, none of the characters with the possible exception of feys kim baker attains anything close to threedimensionality. There are some movies that you come to understand not by figuring out what it is, but by what it isnt. About time the wolf of wall street focus suite francaise z for zachariah whiskey tango foxtrot the legend of tarzan suicide squad goodbye.
A satirical take on combat journalists and an illuminating story of selfdiscovery, the film follows kim fey as she decides to shake. Wtf is comedy diva tina fey doing in whiskey tango foxtrot, a film based on kim barkers memoir about covering the war beat as the chicago tribunes south asia bureau chief from 2004 to 2009. Whiskey tango foxtrot trailer 2016 paramount pictures youtube. Strange days in afghanistan and pakistan by kim barker. While abbott gives a highly assured, nuanced performance, the fact that he is an american actor playing an afghani man comes off as somewhat tonedeaf during a time when hard questions are being asked about hollywoods lack of roles for nonwhite performers. With tina fey, margot robbie, martin freeman, alfred molina. Mar 02, 2016 wtf is comedy diva tina fey doing in whiskey tango foxtrot, a film based on kim barkers memoir about covering the war beat as the chicago tribunes south asia bureau chief from 2004 to 2009. The whiskey tango foxtrot trail half marathon is on sunday february 28, 2021. The course has two river crossings ranging from 6 inches deep if there has been very little rain to 2. Whiskey tango foxtrot author says tina fey swiped his title.
Stuck in a rut reporter kim baker fey decides to shake things up by leaving her desk job in new york and taking a dangerous assignment in. Pervasive language, some sexual content, drug use and violent war images. Based on real life experiences of a journalist embedded in the middle east, whiskey tango foxtrot follows kim barker, a chicago tribune journalist reporting on. Whiskey tango foxtrot author bummed that tina fey claimed title first feys new movie has nothing to do with david shafers 2014 novel of the same name, which is in development as an hbo. Mar 04, 2016 directed by glenn ficarra, john requa. Whiskey tango foxtrot dvd release date june 28, 2016. At the beginning of the rolling credits is a dedication to feys father, donald henry fey, who died in 2015.
And that is the problem with whiskey tango foxtrot, which is overall a. Actually it feels like she never left as hot on the heels of last christmas sisters comes whiskey tango foxtrot. For dave, watching his war in afghanistan on the silver screen, through a reporters eyes, was alternatively improbable, jarring, and moving. Is whiskey tango foxtrot a horrible movie about a white outsider plopped in the middle of afghanistan. But neither does whiskey tango foxtrot fulfill its assigned duty to provide evidence of feys versatility. Whiskey tango foxtrots whiteness is also alltooevident in its casting. Mar 04, 2016 find all 44 songs in whiskey tango foxtrot soundtrack, with scene descriptions.
The r rating is for pervasive language, some sexual content, drug use and violent war images. Its another tina fey vehicle, but certainly a different goround for the comedy legendinthemaking. That is, while it feels great initially, there always has to be. Movie critic dave gives his thoughts and opinions on the newest films and.
Parents need to know that whiskey tango foxtrot is a dramedy based on journalist kim barkers memoir the taliban shuffle. There are elements of this movie that are truly beautiful, and then there are elements that are just so incredibly dissatisfying. Overview based on reallife reporter kim barkers revealing and funny memoir about covering the war beat in the middle east, whiskey tango foxtrot is a sharp and savvy film that critics are calling boldly entertaining stephanie zacharek, time. The title of whiskey tango foxtrot is in some ways more interesting to contemplate. Its ugly american time in kabul in this drama starring tina fey as a hardpartying and not very ethical or smart american war correspondent. The film was originally titled the taliban shuffle and fun house, before settling on whiskey tango foxtrot. This two loop course shows off some of the great trails including foxtrot trail at northeast park. Part charlie wilsons war, part catch22 and part mash, whiskey tango foxtrot is a romantic comedy with zero sentimentality. Watch the movie trailer for whiskey tango foxtrot, starring tina fey. The nato phonetic alphabet is the most widely used radiotelephone spelling alphabet. Tina fey, margot robbie, martin freeman, billy bob thornton, alfred molina, christopher abbott, nicholas braun.
In order to use runsignup, your browser must accept cookies. Whiskey tango foxtrot is a 2016 american biographical war comedydrama film directed by glenn ficarra and john requa, and written by robert carlock, based on the memoir the taliban shuffle. Snl alumni tina fey steps into the well worn shoes of journalist kim barker in. Another time later, kim travels to new york city and storms in jerrys office surprised to find out that her new boss jerry is a woman named geri cherry jones. Barker joins rachel martin to talk about the movie and war reporting. A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in afghanistan. Apr 05, 2016 tina feys new movie whiskey tango foxtrot covers much of the same time period in afghanistan, and its title is no coincidence. Whiskey tango foxtrot where to stream and watch decider. Zootopia will earn way more than that on opening night. Get whiskey tango foxtrot dvd and bluray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. Whiskey tango foxtrot is rated r under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian for language, sexual content, drug use and images of war. If you really dont know what it means, go look it up.
Overall, whiskey tango foxtrot is a very wellmade movie with strong moral, patriotic elements and a satisfying ending thats positive and uplifting. Listen to trailer music, ost, original score, and the full list of popular songs in the film. It is officially the international radiotelephony spelling alphabet, and also commonly known as the icao phonetic alphabet, with a variation officially known as the itu phonetic alphabet and figure code. In whiskey tango foxtrot, tina fey as a wisecracking war. Find out where whiskey tango foxtrot is streaming, if whiskey tango foxtrot is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Get it today with same day delivery, order pickup or drive up. Whiskey tango foxtrot soundtrack music complete song list. Rated r for for pervasive language, some sexual content, drug use, and violent war images. The movie unfolds between 2004 and 2006, at a time when the iraq war is continually. This is the page for the single person news source blog whiskey tango foxtrot, run by a right leaning.
It is a solid film with great acting, and provokes a great deal of thought. A character in tina feys latest movie, whiskey tango foxtrot, explains war reporting as similar to the high obtained from drugs. However, one scene winds up with a tragically bloody ending thats definitely squirminducing, albeit tastefully short. Whiskey tango foxtrot 2016 glenn ficarra, john requa. Whiskey tango foxtrot is, for the most part, a familiar story with the same reliable outcomes. Whiskey tango foxtrot critics consensus while wtf is far from fubar, tina fey and martin freeman are just barely enough to overcome the pictures glib predictability and limited worldview. Mar 04, 2016 part charlie wilsons war, part catch22 and part mash, whiskey tango foxtrot is a romantic comedy with zero sentimentality. Nine things about the film whiskey tango foxtrot 1. Frank masiap it takes a special kind of person to see a hotspot of war, corruption and desperation and say, with a cavalier smile.
Read the whiskey tango foxtrot movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on. The title of the movie is more clever than i gave it originally gave it credit for. Whiskey tango foxtrot was released on dvd and bluray on june 28, 2016. Fey doesnt consider whiskey tango foxtrot a political movie, and theres no stance taken on what america should or shouldnt be doing in afghanistan.
Tina fey stars in this wickedly entertaining comedy about finding yourself in the most unlikely of places. The film stars tina fey, margot robbie, martin freeman, christopher abbott, alfred molina, and billy bob thornton. Despite the title and tina fey as the lead actor, this movie isnt a comedy at all. Whiskey, tango, foxtrot tells the story of how journalists can get hooked on the adrenalineattention of covering events while embedded with a military unit. Mar 03, 2016 a character in tina feys latest movie, whiskey tango foxtrot, explains war reporting as similar to the high obtained from drugs.
Movie critic dave gives his thoughts and opinions on the newest films and hollywood news in 2002, cable news producer kim barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in kabul, afghanistan. Mar 04, 2016 whiskey tango foxtrot author bummed that tina fey claimed title first feys new movie has nothing to do with david shafers 2014 novel of the same name, which is in development as an hbo. With media attention now focusing on operations in iraq, news stations. Whiskey tango foxtrot comedy in 2002, cable news producer kim barker tina fey decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in kabul, afghanistan. The film doesnt bring anything new to the table and doesnt seem to want to but the biggest challenge for the filmmakers is not to screw it up while also staying clear of the hackneyed landmines they could easily have tripped on. Stuck in a rut reporter kim baker fey decides to shake things up by leaving her desk job in new york and taking a dangerous assignment in afghanistan. Beyond that, whiskey tango foxtrot is just boldly entertaining. In whiskey tango foxtrot, tina fey stars as reporter kim barker, on assignment in afghanistan. Kim barker on tina fey making her life into a movie. Mar 04, 2016 whiskey tango foxtrot is rated r under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian for language, sexual content, drug use and images of war. Whiskey tango foxtrot is coming to theaters march 4, 2016. Tina fey finally finds a movie role worthy of her chops in this stealth feminist comedy. Whiskey tango foxtrot opens in 2003 after the war in afghanistan has been won. After careful consideration, kim baker, a news copywriter, decides to leave the relative comfort of a new york desk job and serious boyfriend chris to accept the assignment to work for three months as oncamera reporter in war torn afghanistan, as her news agency is looking for anyone within their ranks to fill.
Here are some details whiskey tango foxtrot releases to home video on june 28, 2016. Whiskey tango foxtrot 2016 cast and crew moviefone. Whiskey tango foxtrot 2016 cast and crew in 2002, cable news producer kim barker tina fey decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in kabul, afghanistan. Tina feys new movie whiskey tango foxtrot covers much of the same time period in afghanistan, and its title is no coincidence. Tina fey, margot robbie, martin freeman, christopher abbott, alfred molina and billy bob thornton. Register for the whiskey tango foxtrot trail half marathon today.205 925 990 1564 924 236 1181 1545 138 186 1288 1402 888 553 1087 444 1341 1083 779 280 318 345 260 1029 1053 353 337 5 240 1279 35 1180