LmnO @ SAG Awards and Reviews

Tonight, the SAG Awards comes on TV. This is the first year I get to participate and vote as a member. I was so excited about this and reviewing the screeners for voting consideration, I watched and reviewed them here on the Blog.

Check it!

I, Tonya

The Big Sick

Get Out

Call Me By Your Name

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Mudbound

Shape of Water

Lady Bird

Darkest Hour

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LmnO @ Reviews: I, Tonya


I, Tonya,” the biopic starring Margot Robbie, chronicles disgraced former Olympic skater Tonya Harding’s rise and fall. Inspired by interviews with Harding, her mother LaVon Golden(Allison Janney), and ex-husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) conducted following the discovery of Tonya’s involvement in the attack of skating rival/nemesis Nancy Kerrigan, the film chronicles her being thrust into a cycle of violence and torment at the hands of her mother and husband. 

Highlights: 

-The Acting: I was so disgusted and irritated with these characters it took a while for me to snap out of it and realize these are actors. That’s a sure sign of effectiveness. Allison Janney’s portrayal of Tonya’s vile and abusing mother was captivating. Robbie’s Tonya displays the incredible range of victim and aggressor. While her aloof-yet-volatile husband and makes-tough-love-look-like-coddling mother served as antagonists, Harding’s detachment from her treatment of others (“It’s not my fault” is somewhat of a recurring theme) it’s safe to say the movie is all antagonists. Special award for Paul Walter Hauser’s portrayal of the human shitstain, Shawn.

-The Execution: the style in which the story is told, jumping from scenes to interviews and even some visual effects was spectacular (especially husband in every room of empty house)

The Lowlights:

-(some) Narration: a couple (if not a few) times is the film, Tonya breaks scene and narrates to camera. I can’t stand that “Zach Morris/Clarissa Explains-It-All” none sense. Not as a kid. Not as an adult.
Runtime: 119 min, R, Biography/Drama/Sport
Overall:

This was me the whole flick☝🏾️
🔥🔥🔥🔥 (out of 5)

Awards: 

SAG AWARDS:

-Best Lead Actress, Margot Robbie

-Best Supporting Actress, Allison Janney
Golden Globe Awards:

-Best Movie

-Best Lead Actress, Margot Robbie

-Best Supporting Actress, Allison Janney