THE TROUBLE WITH WHISKEY, TANGO, FOXTROT

We had high hopes that Tina Fey had FINALLY find a movie script to match her own humor and intelligence, but it hasn’t happened yet. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot SOUNDED like a great idea – it’s about a New York female journalist who gets herself reassigned to Afghanistan, resulting in culture shock. A true “fish out of water” movie. It SOUNDED LIKE it might be an updated sophisticated version of Goldie Hawn’s hit “Private Benjamin. No such luck. It’s impossible for women to identify with Fey’s character because she walks and talks like a hard-boiled MAN. It immediately became apparent that the writer is a MAN who is more interested in explosions and stunts than the reaction of his female character to her bizarre surroundings. Private Benjamin had a female writer and this would have been a far better and more realistic movie with a female writer. It’s about time Hollywood woke up and hired women to write about women.
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Posted by Janet on March 6, 2016

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  1. By noblecascade
    On March 6, 2016 at

    I do not think Tina Fey is funny. She lost me during her “Sarah Palin” days.

  2. By Grimeldi's ghost
    On March 6, 2016 at

    Hollywood is all about cronyism, not merit.

  3. By DangerousDraconianDaisy
    On March 6, 2016 at

    Hollywood would rather give a boring, non funny white woman work, than a super funny person of color. Tina fey is officially box office poison.

  4. By Strom
    On March 7, 2016 at

    Yeah, a neat person of color like Whoopi? The real problem is the subject and trying to make a PC movie to show all the ills of the world!

  5. By Pit Bull LOVER
    On March 7, 2016 at

    the trouble with it is that it was made.

  6. By Strom
    On March 7, 2016 at

    Hillary Clinton running across the airport while under attack! Same jibberish!

  7. By kait
    On March 7, 2016 at

    She’s great in this movie, and acts like a real reporter in a real-life situation. Private Benjamin comparison is silly–it was a mainstream, simple-minded comedy.

  8. By Diva
    On March 8, 2016 at

    gOOD MOVIE AND SORRY FOLKS BUT THE REPORTER WAS WHITE.

  9. By micky
    On March 8, 2016 at

    she was scared as hell.

  10. By susieserb
    On March 9, 2016 at

    a competition was replaced with PC… Always a killer (and by that I mean DEAD).

  11. By Mary
    On March 22, 2016 at

    Private Benjamin had a female writer? And you didn’t do any research to discover that the writer is none other than the brilliant Nancy Meyers? Puh-lease, Janet, give this fantastic female director the credit she deserves. As a blatant feminist, it’s surprising that you would gloss over this fact.

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