Friday, August 10, 2018

I, Tonya (2017)

Well this was a surprise! What first looked like just another biographical sob-story, turned out to be one of the funniest films of the year.

At its core, it's a film about losers. There's the delusional nerd who believes he's a secret agent, an abusive parent who talks to birds, a drunkard who only knows how to express love with his fists, and of course the white trash blonde who dreamed of winning the Olympics.

It's told in a pseudo-documentary kind of way, with interviews mixed in with dramatizations. And while most of the characters talk almost like parodies of themselves, what makes it even funnier, is that at the very end of the credits you get to see the real people, and realize that nothing was exaggerated.


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