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Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
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About the Movie
Tina Fey stars in this wickedly entertaining comedy about finding yourself in the most unlikely of places. 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. Far from home and completely out of her comfort zone, a culture-shocked Kim befriends an adventurous reporter Tanya Vanderpoel (Margot Robbie), a stern Colonel (Billy Bob Thornton), and a charming photojournalist (Martin Freeman) to help her navigate this crazy new world. Amidst the chaos, Kim discovers her true strength as she risks it all to find the next big story.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 175
- Fresh: 118
- Rotten: 57
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The laughs are scattered, the emotions are muted, and the politics are largely toothless. Yet it still doesn't take much squinting to see the M*A*S*H that might have been.
Fresh: The film offers a fresh look at the adrenaline-laced lifestyle of war correspondents and a timely criticism of TV news. And it delivers some laughs, too.
Fresh: Writer and actress tilt between insecurity and bravado, employing dry, observational humour tinged with occasional sentimental flashes only outwardly out of character.
Fresh: ...enjoyable but slightly underwhelming...
Tina's worst ever. Horrible script. Do we really need men screwing donkeys for a laugh? Pure cinamatic diarrhea!
Better Than Expected
I really liked this movie. Who knows if it's an accurate depiction of the current war, but it looked believable. Not a comedy, but Tina can't help but infuse some humor. I recommend this whole heartedly.
Real World - to a point
Anyone who has deployed to a warzone will get this movie. You change and Tina Fey captures the excesses, the emotions, the dangers, and having to return to the "real" world, but always thinking of your time downrange because that's when you felt the most alive. So Five Stars for the trip down memory lane.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2016
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