2018 (UK), Drama/Sport, 2h 1m
Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Paul Walter Hauser & Julianne Nicholson
In 1991, talented figure skater Tonya Harding becomes the first American woman to complete a triple axel during a competition. In 1994, her world comes crashing down when her ex-husband conspires to injure Nancy Kerrigan, a fellow Olympic hopeful, in a poorly conceived attack that forces the young woman to withdraw from the national championship. Harding’s life and legacy instantly become tarnished as she’s forever associated with one of the most infamous scandals in sports history.
Margot Robbie and Alison Janney are flawless in a compelling account of a misunderstood figure; Tonya Harding – one of the most darkly funny biopics you’ll ever see!
This movie has so much rewatchability, it’s not only laugh-out-loud funny, but also sharp witted and touching as we go on a journey with Tonya from her childhood up to the aftermath of ‘the incident’.
Janney steals the show, but every actor has a time to shine, and there is one heartbreaking scene – which I was shocked to find out was completely improvised by Robbie.
Definitely a must-see!