I, Tonya

Fitting in is overrated
I, Tonya
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Title I, Tonya
Release Date 2017-12-08
Genres Drama
Production Companies Clubhouse Pictures, LuckyChap Entertainment
Production Countries United States of America


I had zero expectations going into this as not much is known about the movie except for the cast - and obviously the story as it was a huge news event in the 90s - but it turned out to be a wildly entertaining albeit flawed biopic. The film settled on a style and tone that falls somewhere around the Coen brothers territory, but also gave me Christopher Guest vibes with its talking head moments and Paul Thomas Anderson level soundtrack use. It had a lot of cinematic elements, but overall it's a super accessible crowd pleaser. There are two big problems I have with this film, however. Its soundtrack, while filled to the brim with classic songs, often felt out of place or completely unnecessary at times. For an iconic 90s story, having only 70s songs was an interesting choice. A lot of the songs played at strange moments as well and sometimes they were just too on-the-nose. For example, Supertramp's "Goodbye Stranger" plays as Jeff and Tonya separate for the first time. The other problem with this film involves the inclusion of the fourth wall breaking moments. This happens maybe 10 times throughout the film, but it didn't add anything and in fact distracted me from the story when it happened. That said, what's great about this movie is how *truly* funny it is. I was expecting a few laughs because of the ridiculousness of the story, but the comedy here was really smart. It plays like a crime-gone-wrong Fargo-esque tale in its latter half and it works this way really well. The performances are strong especially from the always good Allison Janney (who is a huge scene stealer) and Margot Robbie. I've never seen Robbie give a performance like this before and I consider this her first big, meaty roll that allows her to use all of the acting bones in her body. She's funny, charming, brash, and you can tell she really committed herself to this role. Very impressed.
Fantastic feel-good story with an anti-establishment vibe. The movie challenges your interpretation of the events at the time, and has several sobering moments (oj news coverage, tonya spitting blood). Also funny as all get out.
With the Oscars only a week away and the 2018 Winter Olympics on right now, it seemed like the appropriate time to finally watch _I, Tonya_, the movie for which lead Margot Robbie has received her first "Best Actress" Academy Award nomination. 2017 has had a lot of biopics, and a good number of those garnered awards buzz/consideration, and for all of them, I had (to varying degrees) the same complaint: They're to much about the "what" and not enough about the "who". _I, Tonya_ bucks that trend completely, and gives us a movie in which I felt I truly got to know these characters. Now how accurate those "characters" are to their real life counterparts is another discussion for another time, but contained within the movie itself, I was very satisfied with the insight I got in _American Ice Skater Story_. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._

Leave a Review?

You must be registered and logged in to submit your review.

Recently Searched

Los Angeles Lakers Wintec Spending 175k Facebook Com Emperordiversindonesia Two Babies On The Way Mtv Researchnester Com Reports Smart Food Labels Market Global De Admitted That It Was Slowing Down Older Iphone Models A Post Shared By Willian Borges Da Silva Willianborges88 2 Spinach And Feta Kettle Corn Charts Photos And The Ndsonwhitelake Com Dvn S George Hornberger Another 2017 Paper Wolfenstein Reg Ii The New Colossus Trade 20171218203822 Haqqani Network Twitter Com Thomas Peele Lamar Jackson St Francis Winery Lt Header Id Buy A Ticket To A Better Life Ldquo Neighbors Happy Wars 500 Happy Tickets 20 A Threatening Letter That Danny S Attorney Marty Singer Sent Boston Public Schools Mises Org Was Bound By Previous Commitments Kevin Love 19 000 117m Series D A Bottle Of Mountain Dew Genetic T Co Ivdpatnski Follow Us On Twitter Olivia Henry Chester Bennington S Son Released Suicide Prevention 2017 In Review Foodfirst Org Pubs Backgrdrs 1998 W98v5n1 Html Where To Get Lit This New Year S Eve In Manila Season 10 Full Episode Heartland Patrik Vault Tec Among The Stars Star Cores Watercourse Foods Considerable Criticism Rosemary Olive Oil Bread Nellie S Sports Apple 42mm Series 1 Smart Watch With Black Sport Band Revive An Old Desktop Computer Police Shootings Are Anti Science Local Clt And A Com T Co Oktavjhh99 Cbi Americanflattrack Com Events Nbcsn Theodor Nbsp Adorno Markeaton Wsj S Liz Hoffman Yt Industries Nbsp Annual Transparency Report A Dramatic Exchange Of Threats Thai Hot Be Cool Scooby Doo Previously Uncovered Code Vip Not Clear If It Will Run In Thea Facebook Com Euronews Utilityconnection Com Page2e Asp Ldquo 20 Under 40 Emerging Leaders In South Florida Rdquo Award A New Link Between Technology And Interview And Interrogation Training Waterbottle That Allows You To Drink Any Water Safely Nyseter Sveta Play In New Window Middleweight Contender Lamar Downthetubes Net Prabhas To Debut In A Romantic Bollywood Film Youtube Com User Ykkfastening Trump S First 100 Days Thor Ragnarok Ragnarok Infectious Disease Diagnosis Market Twitter Com Jasonmagder Faith Hill And Tim Mcgraw Have A Picture Perfect Marriage Happy Sunny Days Ldquo Fancy Rdquo My Pie Crust Recipe Reasonable To Wonder If Change Could Should Be Coming Shey Baba Kim Told Invenglobal Triton Valves Ltd C F Kate Middleton S Obama Immigration Is Our Lsquo Oldest Tradition Lt Div Contentscore Destabilization Bac Films Distribution Les Snead S Hair Iain Lee Admits He S Not Happy With Iacgmooh Rivals Playhouseharlow Com Sexual Education Telex From Cuba