“I, Tonya” (2017)

Margot Robbie gives an incredible performance as Tonya Harding, perfectly capturing both the positive and negative aspects of her personality, making her sympathetic without completely absolving her. Allison Janney also does incredible work as her cruel, nasty and horrific mother. The film’s unique presentation was a great way to tell this story, with the use of the unreliable narrator trope managing to cast doubt over every character’s version of events. However, I do wish more had been done with the composition to really mess with the audience’s perception of reality. Regardless, this is an incredibly well-made, smart, and funny film, that manages to make a very tired and well-worn story seem fresh by looking at it from a different point of view.

Rating: 4.5/5


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