Warning there may be spoilers in this review, proceed with caution while reading.
Like many have said before me, this movie is not a comedy. Yes, there are some comedic moments, but the majority of it is a drama. It follows Kim Baker (played by Tina Fey and is also based upon a real journalist Kim Barker) and her journey as a war journalist in Afghanistan. Kim Baker goes from a journalist sitting at a desk to going over seas to report the war in Afghanistan. Of course at this time, it is essentially a forgotten war due to the fact Iraq has now taken centerfold. Kim Baker gets a crash lesson on reporting on a war, she is inexperienced, but through trial and error she learns how to report. She makes friends with other war journalists (Iain MacKelpie, who Kim Baker and Iain have an intimate relationship, [played by Martin Freeman] and Tanya Vanderpoel [played by Margot Robbie]). Yet even though she befriends them, there is still competition between them to get the story. Once Kim Baker gets her footing, she soon gets addicted to the adrenaline rush in trying to produce a story. This causes her and Fahim (a man who is assigned to her to guide her in the press reporting, but they develop a friendship while she is there) to come at odds and he quits. Fahim quitting is the catalyst to her not to go thrill seeking on reporting. Billy Bob Thornton does an impressive job in this movie and so does Alfred Molina. I enjoyed watching this and it gave me a new perspective to those who go out and report stories during war zone areas.