"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is a Tina Fey movie, which is to say it’s witty, self-effacing, and blind to its own faults" https://t.co/3jGhBTgsfn— Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) March 4, 2016
- Talks about the failure of the movie both in the casting and ultimate story focus;
- simplistic approach turns nuanced issues and subjects into flat, unfunny jokes;
- delves into racism and exoticism by taking said approach;
- Tina Fey's quote about "opting out of the culture of apology" illustrates that forgetting/ignoring certain things is a dangerous privilege
Quote from the article: "The film feels like a cocky freshman in a Global Studies seminar trying to crack jokes: When it comes to its own failings, the film’s not smart enough to realize them, and not funny enough to send them up."
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