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Saturday, December 09, 2017

I, Tonya is a screwy mockumentary about Tonya Harding, the first female skater to execute two triple axels in one competition. More famously, of course, she was at the center of the 1994 scandal in which fellow Olympics hopeful Nancy Kerrigan was kneecapped. ... Margot Robbie plays Tonya as an adult, and the actress clearly relishes the idea of working against her glam image. Raised in Portland, Ore., as self-described white trash, with a viperish single mother, LaVona Golden (Allison Janney), who ruthlessly promoted her career on the ice, Tonya in no way represented the wholesome image favored by the US Figure Skating organization. She skates to ZZ Top and wears a fur coat made of squirrel. She puts out her cigarettes with the blades of her skates. When she doesn't like the way the judges rate her, she speeds over to them and offers up an expletive.

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I was hoping this would be a Jim Carrey come-back roll.

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-12-09 08:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I thought they already made a movie about her, where Heather Langenkamp played Kerrigan.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-09 08:55 PM | Reply

Tanya committed her crime and faced the penalties of it, dredging it back up is pure sensationailsm. I will never watch this movie. It disgusts me.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-09 10:04 PM | Reply

I think I already saw the Tonya Harding movie...

#4 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-12-09 10:08 PM | Reply

I think I already saw the Tonya Harding movie...

I thought I'd seen the Wyatt Earp movie, but then there were six more...

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-09 10:11 PM | Reply

This is classic Americana. I'll go see it. Maybe twice.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-12-09 11:39 PM | Reply

Margot Robbie is much too pretty to play Tanya Harding. Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan are so gorgeously pulchritudinous that I doubt there's an actress who can portray them accurately.

#7 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-10 09:03 AM | Reply

Should I go see the new ever-decreasing quality Star Wars movie, or the Tonya Harding movie?

Screw it, I'll stay at home and watch Netflix.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-12-10 09:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I think the movie looks pretty entertaining.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2017-12-10 11:55 AM | Reply

I'll give you the cliff notes version.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-10 02:09 PM | Reply

I think Tonya was pretty hilarious on The worlds dumbest series. She paid her dues and suffered.
I dont believe in punishing her again. Everyone deserves redemption. You cant keep hating someone forever.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2017-12-10 08:51 PM | Reply

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