I, Tonya Review 8.8/10
Last night the misses and I sat and enjoyed one of the best acted but edgy biopics in recent years.
I, Tonya was a whole heap of fun, filled to the brim with exceptional performances from the likes of Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Allison Janney and obviosly Margot Robbie herself!
One of my favourite parts about the film was how the stars kept breaking the fourth wall, I really loved how Gillespie took that risk as it can sometimes take you out of a film, but, the way he handled the domestic abuse scenes were nothing short of spectacular, It was a clever device that lends itself to showing how contradictory Harding’s and Gillooly’s tales remain.
While we're on the subject of abuse, I just can't get the thoughts out of my head at how brutal and realistic some of the scenes actually were, I mean you witness Jeff Gillooly (Stan) smash Tonya's head into ample walls, point blank punch her in the face, throw her around and more! Don't worry though because Tonya gave as good as she got at least half of the time!
The only problems I have with the film lies with the "facts" themselves, due to some extensive research I have done, I know that Tonya and her mum haven't spoken in years, therefore most scenes involving Lavona are told through Tonyas words, for example her mum recently did an interview saying and i quote "she's lied so much she doesn't know what isn't a lie anymore!" All in all I wouldn't really call it a true story, but aslong as you don't take the film as gospel you should rather enjoy it! Due to the acting alone this film is definitely a film worth repeated viewings!
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18 hours ago
@Andrew.loves.portland I saw myself last night on the @ABC2020 special "#TonyaHarding: Truth and Lies." In archival footage that is almost 25 years old, I saw myself as a high school senior standing there with Tonya, with my hand on her shoulder, shortly after she stepped off the plane from the #Olympics. Go to this hashtag to read the story: #TonyaAirport1994 This is all beyond overwhelming for me. At the time friends and family from across the country told me they were seeing me on the news defending Tonya. But I never saw myself at the time, and I never saw that footage of myself with Tonya at the airport -- until last night. For analogy, imagine that you are in your early 40s, someone has gone into your storage space, found one of your ancient diaries or journals from your high school years, torn out a few pages -- and then broadcasted those pages on television across the nation! In my gut, I still feel that she wasn't involved in planning the attack on #NancyKerrigan. And I cannot believe this story, and that footage, lives on…. And I cannot believe my reaction to seeing it. (Swipe to see the picture and message of support Tonya sent me in early 1994, and then swipe to see my mother with Tonya at a reception for her at the #MultnomahAthleticClub in #Portland. I also saw my own mother on the special last night as well as many other people I knew at the time.)
So I saw I, Tonya the other day and I can’t get it out of my head. I was glued to the Tonya and Nancy saga as a teenager (and let’s be honest: glued to figure skating in general). I loved #NancyKerrigan because she represented everything I wanted to be. Graceful, elegant, Northern, rich, thin, tall — destined to be somebody. In retrospect, and watching the film, I now realize I’ve always been a Tonya: A blunt, poor, rural outsider fighting her way up with what she’s been given. So, shoutout to 15 yr old me hunting for music lessons in the yellow pages, finding a scholarship that paid for them, and who then borrowed mom’s hunter green minivan to drive an hour to and from saxophone lessons every Sunday. I, Tonya, indeed. My jaw was on the floor the whole film, but when they showed the actual footage of her landing that triple axel during the credits I shed a tear. #TonyaHarding, imperfect as she may be, is a trailblazing sports icon who fought the whole way. Also: she didn’t deserve to be banned from #figureskating for the rest of her life. #ITonya#Bluelynoted#mustsee#TwoThumbsUp
1 day ago
Toe Pick is an entirely transcribed play, written by my friend @thackarybinx that follows the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal of 1994.They're raising $$ to fully produce the piece at Dixon Place to coincide with the 2018 Olympic Games. Please consider donating- even a few dollars can make their gold medal dreams a reality. Link in my bio :) #TonyaHarding#NancyKerrigan#IceSkating#WinterOlympics#CrowdFunding @toepickplay