Posted by Matthew Chapman @shuey1984
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Matthew Chapman

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

I didn’t even know this movie existed until I saw the trailer for it at the cinemas but the trailer and Tina Fey instantly made me want to see this movie.

I really like this movie. We’ve all seen war coverage repeatedly on TV but at the height of the wars, you never really thought about the reporters but this movie gives us a glimpse of that.

There are funny moments throughout the film – expected with Tina Fey – but there are also some really tense moments, even to the point of yelling at the television.

I’ve loved Tina Fey since Saturday Night Live and I absolutely loved seeing her in a serious film even if her character gets on your nerves at some points and happens to be the reason you want to yell at your screen.

But Fey is just one among many of the amazing acting talents in this film including Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Martin Freeman, Josh Charles and Cherry Jones. But Christopher Abbott as Fahim was one of the best parts of this film to the point where I think he actually steals the show in any scene he is in!

While the film may have been filmed in Albuquerque and Morocco, the scenery and look of the film feels authentic as is the story telling.

One of the things I didn’t like about this film was how some characters would just disappear, most to never to appear again but I think that is mostly due to how the film is structured with telling the story in years.

An awesome film with an awesome cast but one that I’m still not sure whether I would watch again.