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Movie Review – I, Tonya (2017)

I, Tonya, 2017.

Directed by Craig Gillespie.

Starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Caitlin Carver, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson.

Synopsis:

The true story of Tonya Harding, who was the world’s best female figure skater despite a deprived background. She found her career derailed after she was implicated in a brutal assault on one of her skating rivals.

“That’s the fucking truth,” rants Margot Robbie in the final moments of I, Tonya. It’s a strangely defiant and self-assured message, given truth is something with which this awards season biopic has a deeply unusual relationship. The film is a muddled and ramshackle drama that blends reality and fiction in a self-conscious attempt to subvert the tropes of the stately awards season drama. It attempts the perfect, elegant triple axel, but lands flat on its face.

Robbie is wide-eyed and crazy as figure skater Tonya Harding,

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