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Reviewed by: Matt, grade 12

I, Tonya is a 2017 dark comedy about the life of Tonya Harding. The film was written by Steven Rogers and directed by Craig Gillespie.

I, Tonya stars Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, Sebastian Stan as Jeff Gillooly, Allison Janney as Tonya's Mother, Julianne Nicholson as the coach, Caitlin Carver as Nancy Kerrigan, Paul Walter Hauser as the bodyguard and Ricky Russert as Shane Stant (the man hired to harm Nancy Kerrigan).

I,Tonya is the story of the life of Tonya Harding who worked her entire life to be in the Winter Olympics for figure skating.  When she was four years old her Mother, LaVona Golden, forced Tonya to skate and was very abusive towards her daughter.  By the time Tonya is a teen she is one of the best figure skaters in the United States. 

By age 18 she meets Jeff Gillooly and they get married.  Tonya has a very hard time because she has a very rough exterior and that along with her homemade costumes and choice of music is deemed not suitable for a figure skating champion.  The problems begin with her husband when he becomes abusive as well.  Tonya ends up blaming her Mother for all of the abuse.  As for Tonya's skating she was best known for completing two triple axels in competition.  During the 1992 Winter Olympics Tonya misses her landing on a triple axel and lands up finishing fourth.  It is Tonya's trainer that convinces her to try again in the 1994 Winter Olympics.  At this point in her life she is working as a waitress.  At a National Competition in 1993 Sean Eckhardt (Tonya's bodyguard and Jeff's friend)  hits Tonya's competitor, Nancy Kerrigan in the knee with a baton.  Nancy Kerrigan cannot compete. An amazing performance by Allison Janney as Tonya's Mother.

In the aftermath, Tonya is haunted by the press, publicity and law enforcement after the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.  How did Tonya's skating career go after, watch I, Tonya to find out.

This film grossed $54 million dollars at the box office.

This movie is rated R.  Lots of profanity.

Rating 10/10

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