Tina Fey stars in this light comedy about the war in Afghanistan, based on the book The Taliban Shuffle by the Chicago Tribune writer Kim Barker who was sent to cover Afghanistan with no prior experience in a war zone. Fey's portrayal of Barker is the same as other characters you're used to seeing from her, bumbling yet surprisingly competent, awkward in life awkward in love. She's funny for sure, but something just feels off with the 30 Rock-esque humor interlaced with the horrific violence of Kabul circa 2004. Mix in some friend drama with Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) and a really uncomfortable sexual encounter in which Bilbo Baggins puts his fingers in her mouth, and WTF ends up an awkward teenager of a movie, not sure who it is or why it feels the way it does. It's occasionally brilliant but never seems comfortable.
Critic's Grade: C+