‘I, Tonya’ is a hilarious, heart-breaking look at an event we all think we know

By MARK VIOLA

My mom is a big fan of figure skating. When I was young, she had control over the living room television, so I ended up watching a lot of figure skating, eventually coming to enjoy it, although to this day I have no idea what the differences are between a Lutz, a Salchow or an Axel. I also remember when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked in 1993, only for it to be discovered that the ex-husband of rival Tonya Harding was involved.

Telling Tonya’s side of that particular story is “I, Tonya,” which also recounts the years of training that made Tonya (Margot Robbie, “Suicide Squad”) an Olympic-caliber athlete, as well as the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother, LaVona (Allison Janney, “Mom”) and her husband, Jeff (Sebastian Stan, “Captain America: Civil War”).

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