Good, not the best movie in the world but certainly not the worst.
With its quirky characters, strong acting, and 90s retro vibe, the film is certainly enjoyable – but didn’t really blow me away.
Based on interviews with ice skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), and ex husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan), I, Tonya takes us from Harding’s beginnings at the age of three, and throughout her entire skating career – including THE incident with Nancy Kerrigan.
For those who are unaware of what went down way back when, it’s all spelled out in the film so you won’t feel left out of the loop. And for those who think they know what happened, you may walk away with a new perspective.
Even though Margot Robbie has very little resemblance to Harding aside from her hair colour, her convincing performance pushes it to the back of your mind. Allison Janney rightly won an oscar for her portrayal of Tonya’s comically awful mother. Jeff’s partner in crime Shawn Eckhardt (Paul Walter Hauser) is also a hoot – at times it feels a little Coen Brothersy with the level of idiocy that goes on!
It should be noted that the film has the support of Tonya Harding herself aside from a couple of minor points, so that’s definitely in its favour. It’s always a bit disappointing to find out that significant parts of a biopic have been fabricated.
I, Tonya premieres in Sweden on 16 March.