Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the true story of Kim Baker (Tina Fey), a journalist sent to Afghanistan to provide coverage on the war going on there. With the help of reporters Ian MacKelpie (Martin Freeman) and Tanya Vanderpool (Margot Robbie), we follow Kim's efforts to constantly go for the bigger story as she remains in this country for three years. The longer she stays, the more dangerous the scenarios get, and despite her struggles and the inferior power given to women there, Kim never gives up, despite occasionally putting the entire cast of this movie at a safety risk, and it's this aspect of the plot that makes Whiskey Tango Foxtrot as entertaining as it is.
Now, before I start pointing out the negatives, I must say that I loved the entire cast in this movie. Tina Fey gives a powerhouse performance, even if the film incorporates a bit too much of her typical sense of humour. Her chemistry with Martin Freeman and Margot Robbie bounces from the screen, and while I do have some spoiler-filled problems with how their character's relationships ended up, a great majority of their scenes together were great.
The film could've used a little more steam in the first twenty or so minutes, but once it gets its footing right, it manages to pick things up fast. The film's opening is a sloppy, poorly pieced together mess that is never sure if it's trying to be funny or serious, and the final result is far from pleasant. There's an overabundance of sexual humour that just isn't needed, and while it does improve later on in the movie, it's still there, and I can't help but think of how much better this film would've been without it.