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Mommie Dearest on Ice

Allison Janney tears up the screen in I, Tonya, playing one hell of a mother

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BIRD’S EYE VIEW Janney as LaVona Golden, Tonya Harding’s mother, with parakeet co-star Little Man.
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THE BLACK COMEDY I, TONYA, ABOUT THE onetime champion figure skater Tonya Harding, is the cinematic definition of “You don’t know whether to laugh or cry.” The screenwriter, Steven Rogers, hopes “you’ll do a little of both.” And maybe both at once, sometimes through gritted teeth. The film, which doesn’t whitewash Harding, attempts a kind of redemption. At the very least, it gives you perspective: Tonya Harding never had a chance.

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