Movie of the Week 18
I, Tonya 2017 drama sports
Available for streaming on Prime Video
In her prime, Tonya Harding was a formidable figure skater winning the US Nationals in 1991 and going on to skate in the Olympics. Don’t take my word for it, see her skate here. She was also the very first female figure skater to land the insanely difficult triple axel jump. And then everything came crashing down with the mother of all skating scandals. No spoilers (anyway, the story is too well known to bother with a recap). This movie is the story of Tonya’s life with the ups and downs played to perfection by Margot Robbie, in a career best performance that lights up the big screen. In fact this film has more acting talent than two or three typical Hollywood flicks.
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