I, Tonya ★★★½

Margot Robbie is excellent, Allison Janney chews the scenery to pieces, and Sebastian Stan continues to be a beautiful man (even with the sad facial hair).


Its tone walks a fine line, but I think it pulls it off -- so much of the paegentry, people, and circumstances are larger-than-life ridiculous, that keeping things a bit light at times helps offset the very real drama and stakes. The abuse is hard to watch, but the film also justifies why characters would deal with it, while also showing that even the most talented among us are battling demons & prejudice (both real and in our heads) on a daily basis.

My biggest complaint is the music choices are REALLY on-the-nose to the point of being distracting. Otherwise it's confidently directed & very well made.