I, Tonya

I, Tonya ★★★★½

Margot Robbie truly is one of best actresses who’ve emerged from this decade. Her ability to transform into different characters is always fun to watch. That is personified here in her portrayal of Tonya Harding.

I think she captures Harding’s aggressive competitiveness very well. That one scene where she’s in the mirror...wow.  I can’t praise her enough. 

Allison Janney impresses as her cruel and emotionally checked out mother. 

Sebastian Stan plays her real piece of work husband, and I thought he did a good job.

Does the movie let Harding off the hook? I don’t think so, but perhaps things aren’t as black and white as they seem with the Nancy Kerrigan situation. Her husband and his friends do seem like morons.

It has interesting things to say about Olympic athletes being the “face” of America and the politics involved with that. 

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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