I, Tonya

I, Tonya

DVD - 2018
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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, California : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Widescreen version.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 119 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
4 3/4 in., rda.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda.
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda.
widescreen (2.39:1), 24 fps, rda.
NTSC, rda.
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda.

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PinkPangolin
Jul 21, 2018

This was ok. It switches between normal viewer watching events and narration of characters talking to the camera. Both Tonya and her husband have some serious psychological issues. Her husband is clearly abusive in it and she does show some patterns consistent with abused women that return to their abuser. Though I myself have suffered spousal abuse I can not understand personally why someone would return to a person that hurt them. If it's possible you keep away from that person and get on with your life.

Ah - Yes! - Welcome to the wonderfully glamorous (and, of course, highly rewarding) world of women's competitive professional figure skating.

And, looking at "I,Tonya" from my perspective - I'd say that it was the ultimate glorification of trash.

From its trashy characters, to its trashy situations, to its trashy violence, to its trashy dialogue, to its trashy everything - It was all just - TrashyTrashyTrashyTrashyTrashy Trash!!

And, being such absolute trash that it was - (And, in its shameless trashiness) - It actually stooped to the gutter-level mentality of encouraging the viewer to, literally, laugh out loud at what happened to Nancy Kerrigan (as though the whole incident was just a "slapstick" comedy).

Tsk. Tsk. Such utter trash that tries to pass itself off as worthwhile entertainment.

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avocadotree
Jul 16, 2018

Doesn't show Portland ever in the movie and makes Portlanders look like stupid rednecks. Besides that a fine film.

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ausnos
Jul 12, 2018

I remember the whole Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan incident during the years it was happening. It was the talk of my neighbourhood and family gatherings for quite some time. I find it spooky seeing some of the old news broadcast scenes, and hearing the retro music.

This movie was not funny, as it was mentioned on the back of the DVD cover. There are a lot of obscene expletives and violence. Nevertheless, I did enjoy the viewing of this movie...brings back so many memories. Ah, the early 90s was quite an interesting time, bereft of those annoying smartphones! So happy.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 11, 2018

This movie is based on the true-life story of Tonya Harding, rags to riches girl who was a professional figure skater and should have been world champion. But, before the Olympics, her ex-husband aided in a conspiracy to injure her competitor, Nancy, as a way to try and guarantee Tonya the win. This caused her career to suffer immensely as it became one of the largest sports scandals in history, and tarnished her reputation forever. This movie has an amazing performance from Margot Robbie and portrays what happened in a very honest and respectable way. I would rate this film 4.5/5 stars.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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lledomik
Jul 09, 2018

It tells the story with very balanced perspectives of "the truth". Allison Janney is absolutely amazing as Tonya's mother. Smart. Funny. Heartfelt. A well rounded movie.

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D061145902
Jul 09, 2018

Nonstop entertainment. I love the skating to ZZ Top. Have a double feature of bad ass, bad girl sports figures by watching this film and then Molly's Game.

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roystreet
Jul 08, 2018

LOVE THIS! The people are appalling, but the film is out of sight. Fantastic slice of America! Love you, Tonya!.

JCLHeatherM Jul 06, 2018

There are at least two sides to every story, and I, Tonya attempts to redeem Harding from her role in the Nancy Kerrigan incident in 1994. The film, painful at moments, covers Harding's harsh childhood and her battle to excel at a sport when the odds seemed stacked against her.

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renea70
Jul 05, 2018

Loved this movie! Everyone deserved every award they received for this movie. The soundtrack is fantastic to boot! I would buy it easily and I never buy movies anymore.

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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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Lucik32
Apr 24, 2018

Lucik32 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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