Based on paper-pusher-turned-war-correspondent Kim Baker's autobiographical book on her years spent in Afghanistan, this overly streamlined dramedy actually has an unpretty story to tell about journalists' unhealthy risk addiction but is rendered rather anonymous and biteless by the mainstream romcom treatment. To be sure, the cast led by Fey is highly likable and the plentiful jokes will keep you distracted. It's just that an experience this unique probably shouldn't be translated to a punchline-ready date movie.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot | Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa (USA 2016) with Tina Fey, Martin Freeman. Starts June 2.