See Also: Read our review of I, Tonya here
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly 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, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. 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 performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother,
"...the film follows the true story about ex-spouses 'Tonya Harding' and 'Jeff Gilooly', who hired a man to break the leg of Harding's competitor 'Nancy Kerrigan'...
"...at the 'National Figure Skating Championship' in 1994, which led to the end of Harding's career in figure skating..."
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“I found out about six months ago that I was pregnant — I couldn’t wait to be a mom. At 8 weeks I got another surprise — that I was having twins,” Girardi, 31, said, before adding that along with that happy news, she was also told that “there is a rare condition that they can get in the uterus called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome,” which is when one
A new Red Band trailer has dropped for awards hopeful “I, Tonya.” The Margot Robbie-starrer centers on world-renowned athlete turned punchline Tonya Harding. “My entire life I’ve been told I wouldn’t amount to anything,” says Tonya in the trailer. And yet by her own estimation, she went on to become “the best figure skater in the world at one point in time.”
Though she made history with her stunning triple axels, Harding’s legacy has everything to do with what occurred off the rink. “I, Tonya” revisits one of the most controversial moments in sports history — the infamous attack on Harding’s fellow U.S. skater and competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
But the spot doesn’t just emphasize Tonya’s alleged involvement with that incident. Instead, it focuses on Tonya’s relationship with her physically and emotionally abusive mother, played by Allison Janney. We see her describing Tonya’s coach as a “cunt,” and she bluntly tells Tonya, “I made you a champion knowing you’d hate me for it. That’s a sacrifice a mother makes.”
The pic depicts Harding’s harrowing treatment from her mother and her ex-husband (Sebastian Stan, “Captain America” franchise). The dark dramedy also suggests that Harding was largely unaware of the plot to injure Kerrigan.
“I, Tonya” made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Since then, there’s been awards chatter surrounding the film, especially Robbie and Janney’s performances. The former produced the project, which is directed by Craig Gillespie (“The Finest Hours”) and written by Steven Rogers (“Love the Coopers”).
Check out the Nsfw trailer to see Tonya’s amazing reaction to a judge who makes a snide comment about her appearance. “I, Tonya” hits theaters December 8.
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See Also: Read our review of I, Tonya here
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a darkly 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, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. 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 performance
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While Tonya Harding set out to achieve Olympic gold, it appears that Margot Robbie has her sights set on a different kind of gold. Oscar gold. And this is clearly a career best performance, as evidenced in the latest footage, which arrives both in family friendly form as well as a ribald R rated trailer that let's the nastier side of Tonya Harding's harrowing story shine through.
Robbie flashes a dazzling smile amid an impressive routine in the new footage, released by Neon on Wednesday.
“I was the best figure skater in the world at one point in time,” she says in a voiceover in the trailer, set to Chicago’s 1969 hit “25 or 6 to 4.” “My entire life, I’ve been told I wouldn’t amount to anything.”
Janney portrays Lavona Harding as a bitter chainsmoker who won’t stop berating her daughter on multiple occasions. “I made you a champion, knowing you’d hate me for it,” she admits.
As Harding, Robbie also asserts that the American people want someone to love and someone to hate. “The haters always say ‘Tonya, tell the truth.’ There’s no such thing as truth,” the voiceover
Debuted on Wednesday, the trailer comes as Oscar buzz continues to grow around her performance. The film also earned rave reviews when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The movie follows Harding’s story from her early skating days to her training for the ’94 Winter Olympics before her ex-husband intervenes and tries to sabotage rival skater Kerrigan. The infamous event made headlines for its brutality and tale of rival ice princesses.
Though Harding long disputed her involvement,
The Neon release centers on the life and career of the infamous Olympic figure skater, who became the first American woman to complete a triple axel jump in competition but fell from grace after the attack on fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
Craig Gillespie directs the dark comedy, which debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. Sebastian Stan portrays Harding's volatile husband, Julianne Nicholson plays her empathetic coach.
I, Tonya hits limited theaters in New York and Los Angeles...
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“I, Tonya” retells the true story of disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding and her ex-spouse Jeff Gilooly, who infamously hired a man to break the legs of Harding’s biggest competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, at the 1994 National Figure Skating Championship. The act killed Harding’s future in ice skating. Sebastian Stan stars as Gilooly, while Allison Janney plays Harding’s overbearing and cruel mother.
According to IndieWire’s David Ehrlich: “Robbie, for her part, has never been better.
“Having proven time and time again that she is more than worthy and capable of supporting a feature on her own. I, Tonya (finally) grants Margot Robbie the opportunity to delve headfirst into a role that not only offers top billing, but showcases the emotional complexity and riotous charisma we all know she possesses; with the narrative chutzpah to back it up,” we said in our review. “For Craig Gillespie, I, Tonya represents a similar vindication, giving credence to the director’s budding gift first demonstrated in
Wright's latest British period piece drama heads to the west coast Canadian festival from producer Working Title and Focus Features as distributor. Also booked into Whistler is Craig Gillespie's I, Tonya, which stars a foul-mouthed Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in a dark comedy about the infamous Olympic figure skater who fell from grace after the attack on fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan.
The festival will also show Bryan...
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