Is "I, Tonya" the best sports movie ever?

Alex Myers discusses the Tonya Harding biopic starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney -- and why it should win best picture.

Released on 1/17/2018

Transcript

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So I saw the movie I, Tonya over the weekend,
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and it might just be the best sports movie ever made.
00:05
Okay, so I forgot about Rocky, and Jerry Maguire,
00:09
and possibly a couple others, but this is up there.
00:12
And it's definitely the best figure skating movie
00:14
of all time.
00:16
Although Blades of Glory is an underrated classic.
00:18
I also might be a little biased based on
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the low ticket price I paid for seeing an early showing.
00:24
I didn't even know they showed movies at 10 in the morning,
00:27
but now that I know about the discount, I'm hooked.
00:29
It was basically half price,
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or about the same as a small popcorn,
00:33
which seems like a ripoff until that syrupy butter
00:35
they spray on there hits your lips.
00:37
That stuff is liquid gold.
00:39
But seriously, I, Tonya should definitely win Best Picture
00:43
at the Oscars this year.
00:44
And yes, I'm doing that thing people do
00:46
where they say the one critically acclaimed movie they saw
00:49
should definitely win Best Picture.
00:51
Everyone acts like they're a movie expert this time of year,
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but I actually am because I took
00:55
one movie course in college.
00:58
I've seen Citizen Kane, okay?
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So don't question me.
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Speaking of Academy Awards,
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Allison Janney is a bigger lock to win her first Oscar
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than the Patriots are to win the Super Bowl.
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Already a TV gold for her role as CJ Cregg on The West Wing,
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Janney took her acting to another level
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with her portrayal of Tonya Harding's mom.
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Let's just say CJ Cregg was a more likable character.
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Then there's Margot Robbie
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who played the sympathetic role of Tonya Harding.
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I'm not kidding.
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Tonya Harding had it pretty rough.
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And it's still unclear on what she even knew about
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the attack on Nancy Kerrigan.
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And she never won Olympic gold or received the respect
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she craved from snooty skating establishment.
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Okay, I don't wanna give away too much here,
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but know that the acting and editing are superb.
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That sounds smart, doesn't it?
01:43
Anyway, you should really go see I, Tonya for yourself.
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And if you go see in the morning, even better.
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