3.5

I, Tonya

Biography Comedy Drama


 

The scandalous, true story of figure skater Tonya Harding, the first American woman in history to complete a triple axel in competition.

"I, Tonya" is a dark comedy that chronicles the highs and many lows of the most famous figure skater of all time. Filmed in part as a mockumentary, the various accounts deliberately muddle the truth of the story. As the title suggests, Tonya takes the overriding perspective and our empathy largely lands with her, as she exhibits her brash and tenacious attitude to skate against a barrage of physical and emotional abuse. It's a brave and oddly humorous retelling that makes the infamous 'incident' in the lead-up to the Olympics even more dumbfounding. I, shocked.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 25th January 2018
Roadshow Films 119 mins