Vindahl’s review published on Letterboxd:
A great portrayal of a charismatic figureskater, and the events that led to her downfall.
I really had no knowledge of Tonya Harding, before I watched this - not that it mattered really, cause the movie takes you through her life, and introduces you to every colorful character. Both them, and the story itself, proves that you dont have to make stuff up, to make an interesting movie.
Margot Robbie and Allison Janney are both doing an amazing job, as mother and daughter. And while there might be some uncertainty regarding the responsibility of the events, the movie does not take side, and rather show all the implicated persons as a result of their poor environment.
Technically the movie is a mix of small interviews, with flashbacks to the actual story. After a short time I actually thought it worked out very well. I also liked that they broke down “the fourth wall” a couple of times, and narrated directly to the viewer.
You dont have to be interested in figureskating in the early 90’es, to get a good time watching this. The story might be tough, but nothing really feels depressing, and together with a solid soundtrack, it just seems really entertaining.
- Watched on Viaplay