Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I, Tonya

Last Saturday night, Sharon, Jack and I watched I, Tonya on Directv cinema. This is still part of our continuing effort to see all of this year's Oscar nominated films.

The movie follows the life of figure skater Tonya Harding and the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan. It features interviews with the characters in a mockumentary-style, as well as breaking the fourth wall.

Margot Robbie (who also produced) stars as Harding. Sebastian Stan plays Harding's husband Jeff Gillooly, while Allison Janney plays Harding's mother Latona Golden.

At the 90th Academy Awards, Janney won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. The film also earned nominations for Best Actress for Robbie and Best Editing.

I am pretty familiar with the story. There was a good ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about Harding and the Kerrigan attack. The only thing that I don't remember is the physical abuse that the film portrays Tonya taking from her mother and husband.

Overall, I gave the movie a "B-". Janney's performance is very good, but I found the second half of the movie slow.

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