I, Tonya

I, Tonya ★★★★

I, Tonya opens by boldly proclaiming that it is based on the “irony-free, wildly contradictory and totally true” interviews of Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly and never betrays that statement. Cutting between staged interviews of the actors as their characters in present day and cinematic reenactments that fit what one might expect from a biopic, director Craig Gillespie and writer Steven Rogers toy consistently with reality and fiction and how they are weaved together. It’s part true-crime drama, part mockumentary, part complete disregard for the fourth wall. And it works.

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