I, Tonya

2017 "Fitting in is overrated"
7.5| 2h0m| R| en| More Info
Released: 08 December 2017 Released
Producted By: LuckyChap Entertainment
Country: United States of America
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Official Website: https://www.itonyamovie.com
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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.

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Drama, Comedy

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Director

Craig Gillespie

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I, Tonya Audience Reviews

Evengyny Thanks for the memories!
FeistyUpper If you don't like this, we can't be friends.
Dynamixor The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
Arianna Moses Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
Tejas Nair I, Tonya is a film about nearly everything. It has a woman skater (Margot Robbie) being ruthlessly trained on her mother's (Allison Janney) insistence since she was 4; it has domestic abuse; and it has a stupid crime. Yet what has stayed with me after I completed watching the movie was an exchange of dialogues between Robbie's character, Tonya Harding, and another who judged her skating performance few minutes ago and gave a bad rating. She asks why was she being rated low, to which the judge replies that performance is not only about skating, you have to project yourself as a good American from a wholesome family. "Why can't it be only about skating?", Harding asks and the judge drives away without an answer. I love that scene, and a plenty more in director Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya because it chafes the reality and serves it with dark comedy. I don't know if I laughed out loud in any of the scenes, but everyone in the cast look like they travelled back 20 years to play life, and I did chuckle a lot. Most notable Janney, Robbie, and Sebastian Stan in that order. I, Tonya is less about the sport and more about what external stimuli can do to someone who plays it. A good watch because it's a very well-made and objective film and not your usual biopic. TN.
squaremilenews The story of disgraced Olympic ice-skater Tonya Harding is told to us in a pseudo-style documentary fashion with the actors recalling the events that led to the knee-capping scandal of her main rival. There is cartoon-ish style violence throughout with Tonya's head being smashed into mirrors and the like and her mother using her for knife-throwing practice. The characters are one-step outside of reality, which fits the mad, crazy world of Tonya perfectly as she struggles to get by domestic violence, lack of money and a cast of idiots around her to achieve her Olympic goal.
desmondlewissmith I can still recall this story when it unfolded in real life, so I was delighted to see how they would capture that piece of time in a movie. I'll admit, I had a hard time looking past Margot Robble playing Tonya Harding. It's not that Tonya Harding wasn't attractive, it's that I lived in the era where we were trained to see her as "ugly" because of her actions. So watching one of the hottest stars in Hollywood play a less attractive villain was a major accomplishment. Margot Robbie pulled it off with a great performance.The movie from start to finish kept me interested and it ran in some ways like a 1st person documentary. The movie covered a lot of the backstory on Tonya and did in fact show the human side to her greed and aggressiveness.This was an awesome movie and I would encourage most to watch it. I'd advised googling Tonya Harding first a getting a little of the backstory, it adds to the spice.
grantss The life story of Tonya Harding, champion ice-skater. From her life as a young child to teenager to adult life everything centred on ice-skating. Then came the Nancy Kerrigan incident...Great movie. Could have easily been a fairly dry paint-by-numbers biopic but writer Steven Rogers and director Craig Gillespie infuse the movie with humour and lightness giving it a great deal of energy and engagement. There's also a character-based side to it, especially in terms of how Harding's mother shapes her personality and views on life. This leads her to accept the abusive, dysfunctional relationship with Jeff Gillooly, her first husband, which brings about her downfall.The light tone does change from a point, and it is a bit disconcerting. As things get more criminal, the lightness is replaced by a seriousness and the movie starts to resemble more the conventional biopic one would have expected. There is still a degree of humour: the bodyguard and the hired thugs take stupidity to another level (and, by the looks of things, this wasn't dramatized - they were really that dumb). However, the come-down from the energy and comedy of the first half does make for an uneasy transition. There was no way round it though - it would have been inappropriate to maintain the level of frivolity considering what happens.Ultimately the transition works out well, as the movie ends very emotionally.Superb performances by Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding and Allison Janney as her mother. Robbie would not have seemed the right person to play an uneducated, working class, incredibly intense, foul-mouthed competitor with hordes of demons but she pulls it off with aplomb. Well deserved her Best Actress Oscar nomination.Allison Janney won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance and the choice is hard to fault. She is fantastic as the aggressive, uncouth mother.