Snarfyguy wrote:^^^ I'm interested in that. Does it debunk the Kerrigan/Harding narrative that was essentially that of a "good" girl vs. a trashy one? Or is the counter-narrative itself insufficiently nuanced? I guess I could read up on it, but what's your take?
The film's take is that she's neither good or bad. She has a very small role in the conspiracy, she doesn't want to hurt Nancy physically, and before the attack happens, ends up not very interested in the plan at all, instead focusing on practising rather than conspiring. She is at fault in a very minor way but it's mostly her idiot friend and abusive husband who end up dragging her down.
As for the good girl vs trashy girl narrative, the film simply shows that Tonya wants to be judged on her skating, not her image, and her taste and background is unfairly attacked by the institution and media.
I enjoyed the film a lot.
I also enjoyed these a lot:
The music's quite cheesy but what a colourful, creative, energetic film that celebrates life and being human. This is what I needed after a terrible January and February.
Like most Guillermo Del Toro's best films this is a perfect balance of the sublime and the ridiculous. I'll never look at egg-timers again in the same way.