I, Tonya

I, Tonya

Craig Gillespie (2017)

114min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This true story, less than truthfully told by director Craig Gillespie Lars and the Real Girl and writer Steven Rogers, presents a wilfully unreliable account of the life of Portland, Oregon, figure-skater Tonya Harding. Margot Robbie inhabits the role of the controversial ice maiden, snootily pigeonholed as "white trash", whose sporting career was derailed after she was implicated in the attack on rival US medal-hopeful Nancy Kerrigan prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Faked talking-head footage both bolsters and parodies the veracity of her story: locking and loading a shotgun, Robbie snarls to camera, "I never did this." Allison Janney clinched an Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta as Harding's sadistic mother, while Paul Walter Hauser and Sebastian Stan provide unshowy support. An uproarious look at fame and misfortune, it spins in surprising directions.

Summary

Ice skater Tonya Harding rises through the ranks at the US figure skating championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into question by a shocking incident after her ex-husband steps in. Director Craig Gillespie's comedy biopic, starring Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, and Allison Janney, who won a Bafta and an Oscar for her performance.

Cast & Crew

Tonya Harding Margot Robbie
Jeff Gillooly Sebastian Stan
LaVona Golden Allison Janney
Diane Rawlinson Julianne Nicholson
Shawn Paul Walter Hauser
Martin Maddox Bobby Cannavale
Dody Teachman Bojana Novakovic
Nancy Kerrigan Caitlin Carver
Director Craig Gillespie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment OneAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 23 Feb 2018
Comedy Drama