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Plot: 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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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._
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.
A triple axel of a skating movie
If I could have voted online for the best movie that I saw at TIFF 2017 (the voting was limited to iPhone and Android users), it would have been for this film, which wound up second in the People’s Choice award competition. Director Craig Gillespie has tackled a difficult subject brilliantly without removing the considerable number of warts from the main characters. This film should garner a considerable number of Oscar nominations, including best picture and director.
Margot Robbie should be a lock for a Best Actress nod, completely burying her Australian background to deliver American white trash with complete credibility. (She won’t win of course, because … Tonya.) Her skating sequences are edited brilliantly – you really believe that it’s her.
THE surest Oscar bet has to be Allison Janney as Tonya’s acerbic, domineering, Swisher-chain-smoking mother LaVona Golden. She gives what I call a “schizophrenia” performance – there’s no way that anyone seeing JUNO and this film back-to-back would ever notice that the mothers in both films are played by the same actress. Robbie got the loudest applause when the actors were introduced before the film, but when they came out afterwards, Janney’s applause was equivalent to hers.
The story sticks to facts and places most of the blame for the Kerrigan incident on Sean Eckhardt, played with spot-on obnoxiousness by Paul Walter Hauser. The rest goes to hubby-at-times Jeff Gillooly, played by Sebastian Stan. He handles the husband-to-a-celebrity role with a charm not seen since Eric Roberts in STAR 80.
The subject matter may cost the film at awards time, but it’s still an excellent movie that you should definitely check out if you have any interest at all in the story.
Based on a True Story
“I, Tonya” is a biographic film telling the story of the notorious American figure skater Tonya Harding, brilliantly performed by the Australian actress and producer Margot Robbie. The dramatic and heartbreaking storyline is supported by magnificent screenplay by Steven Rogers that combines dark comedy and docudrama and fantastic music score. The truth behind this story only Tonya Harding knows. But the film is engaging and promotes Tonya Harding to viewers that do not know her sad biography. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “Eu, Tonya” (“I, Tonya”)
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Director Craig Gillespie
Writer Steven Rogers
Actors Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson
Country USA, UK, Australia, Canada
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 123 nominations.
Production Company IA Films
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Arri Prime 65 Lenses, Arricam LT, Leitz SUMMILUX-C Lenses, Arriflex 235, Leitz SUMMILUX-C Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, New York (NY), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219), Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (6.5K) (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Techniscope (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema