The shocking truth behind the tabloid story of Olympic Figure Skater Tonya Harding comes to life in the darkly comedic I, Tonya. Primarily based, per the opening title cards, on frank interviews with the participants that are re-created right here, the film front-and-centers watch I, Tonya
not just Robbie's Tonya but the skater's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan, endearingly stupid and embarrassed of his infamy) mother, LaVona Golden (Allison Janney) skating coach, Diane Rawlinson (Julianne Nicholson) and deluded "bodyguard," Shawn Eckhardt (Paul Walter Hauser).
Let's start off with the largest surprise of TIFF 2017 so far, Craig Gillespie 's razor-sharp I, Tonya," the dark comedy method to the story of Tonya Harding that you had no concept you needed as badly as you do. Writer Steven Rogers and the director of Lars and the Actual Girl " strategy a story you feel you know as if it really is the fourth season
of Fargo ," obtaining black veins of hilarity, absurdity, and violence in the story of ice skating's most controversial figure.
Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force overall performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers , Craig Gillespie 's I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.
I, Tonya portrays its protagonist sympathetically with no soft-soaping who she is or what she did, and like last year's American Crime Story: The Folks vs.J. Simpson, it reexamines an exploitative tabloid sensation by way of a lens of modern feminism and class consciousness in performing so, it forces us to rethink our old assumptions and prejudices.
Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, and a tour-de-force overall performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother LaVona Golden, I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and profession in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.