I, Tonya tells the sad, harrowing and almost tragic story of Tonya Harding, a highly dedicated ice skater whose husband and his friend decided to help to win by conspiring to injure her closest rival. Her life was very hard, brought up by a cold, determined and heartless mother who was often physically abusive towards her, Tonya then fell in love with a man who proved to be equally abusive. Skating was her life but the American skating establishment kept trying to put her down or push her into conforming how she should live as a respectable “all American girl”. This made her desire to succeed even greater which then lead to the situation of being desperate to win at all costs and the events that spiralled out of her control. Her rival Nancy Kerrigan was injured in the knee and the plot unravelled in the subsequent police investigation. I would give the film a 7/10 rating, and my favourite scene was where Tonya performed the first Triple Axle ever in a contest. (See the clip below) 

The real Tonya Harding on the ice

The real Tonya Harding on the ice

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