Release Date: 1 September 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman
Welcome to the war zone.
War has always been a core subject for movies. From the seriously dramatic likes of Apocalypse Now to on-the-surface more frivolous trips like Good Morning Vietnam, they’ve underlined the adage “war is hell”.
There’s no Liz Lemon from the brilliant Tina Fey here, as her in-a-rut TV journo character Kim Baker decides to spice up life by doing the war correspondent thing in Afghanistan. Hey, it’s only a three-month assignment!
Despite being smacked in the face with culture shock, rampant sexism and the reality of modern warfare, Kim clicks, makes friends, and stays for several years. While there are laughs, they’re the everyday mortal foible kind.
This is the key to why WTF engages – these people protecting our arses or those of innocents where they’re stationed are just as human as any of us.