I, Tonya

I, Tonya

DVD - 2018
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MPAA rating: R; pervasive language, violence, and some sexual content/nudity.
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous and poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. I, Tonya is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
ISBN: 9786317175082
631717508X
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: I, Tonya (Motion picture)

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akirakato
Sep 21, 2018

Directed by Craig Gillespie in 2017, this black-humor-like docudrama depicts the life of Tonya Harding and the infamous inciden of her rival Nancy Kerrigan.
I like the mockumentary-style interviews, which remind me of those with President Donald Trump.
They don't really care whether it is a fact or not and whether it is right or wrong.
They simply tell what they want to tell the world.
In any case, you can at least laugh out loud to death from time to time.

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movie20
Sep 19, 2018

An interesting movie. I remember watching the news when this happened in 1994. Tonya sure had a rough life. Seems she just wanted to be loved and she did not get that in her personal life. She got the attention she needed from skating, but it was not love. She was talented, but did not fit in; she was her own worse enemy. Skating would have been her way out of the life she had, but couldn't take advantage of it, because of the people in her life. I think Margot Robbie deserved best actress.
My humble opinion.
The soundtrack is great!

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Open_Sesame
Sep 19, 2018

This reeking heap of rotting sewage is clearly a movie aimed at a gutter-level mentality. Everyone in it seems to be forever chewing up the scenery and, if you ask me, it's not in the least bit amusing nor entertaining. It's just a big, lousy bore.

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Nooksack20
Sep 11, 2018

I wanted to like this but it was so poorly put together I couldn't. Margot is spectacular....the rest is pure crap. Biopics simply do not do well when attempting to switch back and forth from real people to actors portraying them.

vm510 Sep 10, 2018

Some parts dragged a bit (especially when Allison Janney left the screen!), but it was funny, insightful, and hard to watch all at the same time.

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jacinthabrown
Aug 31, 2018

Both brilliant and disturbing, this biopic reveals the horrifying truth behind Tonya Harding’s rise and fall. An Oscar worthy effort by Margot Robbie in the title role is matched by Allison Janney as the ruthless mother who both facilitated and sabotaged her daughter’s success. The violence and manipulation Tonya endured elicits sympathy and goes a long way to explain the perfect storm of circumstances that made headlines around the world.

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wildct2003
Aug 11, 2018

Dysfunctional family, stupid criminals, characters who break the wall between film and viewers...well done film worth watching. Wonder how much is true.

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wordsmith888
Jul 31, 2018

Way too much swearing! The mental and physical abuse was oppressive. I feel it should be rated "R" for that. I didn't laugh once! The so-called "incident" and the scenes between her ex-husband and bodyguard took up way too much of the movie, in my opinion, so I skipped through to the end. The only redeeming parts for me were the skating and Tonya's relationship with her coach. I think the movie would have been better if it focused more on Tonja's skating career.

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poiuy09876
Jul 29, 2018

Great fast moving pace kept surprising me. Backed by killer sound track it takes you back to the good old 90's. Beautiful australian actress Margot Robbie plays Tonya, she is a great. Paul Walter Hauser, who plays Shawn Tonya's secret agent body guard is hilarous. LaVona, Tonja's mother played by Allison Janney won an oscar for best supporting actress. Both Paul Hauser and Allison Janney are scene stealers both funny in different ways. Margot Robbie received her first oscar nomination for best actress. This woman is going to be a huge star. I'm rooting for her. 4.5 stars

A good movie about some truly terrible people. Robbie and Stan are excellent but Allison Janney steals the show (Oscar well deserved). Lots of swearing and violence but it reflects the time and circumstances of the people involved. This is one movie not easily forgotten.

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jimg2000
Apr 11, 2018

Top Ten Questions Connie Chung Asked Tonya Harding - Letterman's Show on February 10, 1994

10. Would you walk through the metal detector one more time, please?
9. Do you think you could kick my ass?
8. Can you help me and Maury have a baby?
7. How much do you think your pals would charge to whack Dan Rather's knees?
6. What the hell is that cop on the edge thing?
5. Do you know Amy Fisher?
4. When he hit Nancy in the knee, did it sort of sound like 'Chunnnggg'?
3. Did you see the Beatles reunion on Letterman last night?
2. How many packs of cigarettes is a gold medal worth in prison?
1. Can you spell 'Gillooly'?

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jimg2000
Apr 10, 2018

Quotes from mom:
Tonya's my 5th child from husband number 4. She was always a handful. And I guess we spoiled her. Which is a goddamned hat trick when you haven't got shit your entire life. Still, I drove her to competitions, practices. I sewed her all her costumes. But to her, her mother's a monster. Generally people either love Tonya or are... not big fans.
Just like people either love America or are not big fans. Tonya was totally American.
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They want a wholesome American family? ... Well. It's not gonna be easy.. But I could pull that outta my ass.
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I like your hair pulled back like that. You look young.
-I'm 23, mom.
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I'm not here to tell you I told you so. I'm not..
-Why are you here? What do you want?
I want you to know... I don't know. That I am on your side.

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jimg2000
Apr 10, 2018

I'm trying to skate and I keep... falling in front of everyone. While... Nancy gets her own private rink where someone catches her before she falls.
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You're a taker. Every cent I made went to your skating and you took it. What do you want?
-Jesus!
Well this was a stupid fxcking idea..
-Was anything I ever did good enough for you?
You were soft.
- At three?
I made you a fighter. You never had a chance...
-You fxcked with my head. You made me think I could skate best when my life was shxt. And now my life is shzt. You made that fzcking real for me. I don't want that!
You would've picked it in a heartbeat! You should be thanking me. Not blaming me.
-Did you...? I mean when I was a kid, did you ever love me? Or anything?
You think Sonia Henie's mother loved her? Poor fzckin' you. I didn't stay home making apple brown Bettys. No, I made you a champion! Knowing you'd hate me for it. That's the sacrifice a mother makes. I wish I had a mother like me. Instead of nice. Nice gets you shzt.

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jimg2000
Apr 10, 2018

Look, Nancy gets hit one time and the whole world shits... For me it was an all-the-time occurrence.
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But there's no smoking on the ice.
-Oh well, I'll smoke it quietly then.
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I hit her one time, with a hairbrush.
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She stands out because she looks like she chops wood every morning.
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Yeah, and I waitress full time to pay for your coaching.
- Yes, but she's not my child.
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I don't know, Tonnie. I would never be with someone who fzckin' hit me.
- You hit dad.
That's different.
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You skated like a graceless bull dyke! I was embarrassed for you.
-I'm sorry.
Your father's not paying alimony ya know? Every penny I make, every penny goes to your skating. And you weren't even fzcking trying.
-I said I was sorry.
Don't talk back to me.
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I don't know what to tell you. Marrying the first idiot who says you're pretty. You fzck dumb. You don't marry dumb.
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jimg2000
Apr 10, 2018

I was loved for a minute, then I was hated. Then I was just a punch line.
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But do you think that CBS who was showin' the games was gonna let this ginormous
ratings fxcker not happen?
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Your Honor. I don't have an education. All I know is skating. That's all I know. And I.. I'm no one... If I can't skate... I'm not... I mean, I'm not some monster. I just... I'm trying to do the best in what I know how to. ... please. Please! Just send me to jail and then I can still skate! Just send me to jail and then I can still skate...!
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The people still wanted to see me. So I became a lady boxer. I mean, why not? Violence was always what I knew anyway. America, you know... They want someone to love... but they want someone to hate. And they want it easy. But what's easy? And the haters always say, Tonya Tell the truth. But there's no such thing as truth. I mean it's bullshxt. Everyone has their own truth.

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Sexual Content: Several sex scenes.

Violence: Lots of domestic violence plus the violence against Nancy, of course.

Coarse Language: Lots of F-bombs and plenty of other swearing.

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Apr 24, 2018

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