I, Tonya – 2017
In 1991, talented American figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world and inevitably her career comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding’s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she’s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history. (Adapted from Google Synopsis).
Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
Common Sense Media: 4/5
Bechdel Test: Pass
Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations
I went in with the impression of this movie either being extremely likeable or just plain vulgar. Personally, I was impressed with the content of this film and left in quite a fair bit of shock to see just how odd this story really was. Really no one could make this up. Either way, although kind of sad to see how it all turned out for Tonya, this was was enjoyable.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who was following the original Tonya Harding story in the media back in the 90s and who would like to see the story told from the actual people years later.
To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is this movie has some very course language and scenes of domestic violence along with other violent scenes and, although quite funny at times, this movie is a true story so don’t start this film thinking it’s going to be a happy ending.
If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments or on my in-depth review of the film (warning: review contains spoilers from the film).