The biographical drama comedy I, Tonya is about the rise and fall of American figure skater Tonya Harding and the unbelievable events that went with it. The film is done mockumentary style covering the poorly executed incident that left Nancy Kerrigan with a broken knee and eventually destroyed Harding’s career.
The film was written by Steven Rodgers and directed by Australian Craig Gillespie. The cast features Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Bobby Cannavale, Caitlin Carver and McKenna Grace to name a few. The lead is played by Australian actor Margot Robbie, who also worked as a producer on the film.
The film had heart and although it was hilariously blunt did not lose site of the emotional and tense subjects that surrounded the story. Allison Janney’s character, Harding’s mother, kept the audience laughing out loud almost to the point of crying. Robbie gave an excellent performance, making I, Tonya a must see!
Reviewed by Riley Hooper