I, Tonya

I, Tonya ★★½

A tonal disaster. The film's approach to domestic violence and abuse is glib, bordering on slapstick at times. And the way the rug is pulled out from under the audience later on is hypocritical and condescending. I'm not necessarily arguing for the removal of comedy, but the subject matter is handled in such bizarre fashion. Still, Margot Robbie is phenomenal, giving a physically and emotionally taxing performance which really commands empathy and pulls you into her perspective. Her work here is genuinely impressive which is a shame because it's surrounded by such juvenile storytelling.

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