Who's point of view?
Janice Del Negro has said that, "A story is always different, depending on who's telling it."
Near the beginning of the new bio-pic, I, Tonya, Margot Robbie, as Tonya Harding, tells the audience, "There's no such thing as truth! Everyone has their own truth." And that's exactly what we get in this masterfully crafted film. Perhaps you remember the "incident"? Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan battled it out on the ice back in 1994 to go to and win the Olympics. And then, a "thug" bashed in Nancy's knee. And then, there appeared to be ties to Tonya's ex-husband. And then, there was speculation that Tonya had known about the planned attack. And then, well...it all seemed just too bizarre to be real...but it was.
Tonya eventually admitted that she had known about the attack "after the fact", but had not reported it. She was given jail time, and banned from the skating competition world forever!
Perhaps you have known of other bizarre stories. And maybe you have wondered, "How do I even begin to craft this story?"
Director Craig Gillespie decided to tell this story from the perspective of ALL of the players. Much like Kurosawa's Rashomon, (depicting four different versions of a murder); the movie is based on real-life interviews with Tonya's mother, and the other people involved. Gillespie intercuts these so-called interviews with more vivid, live-action, that reflects each one's perspective.
As you might guess from the trailer, it's a wild and crazy ride! But, then again, Tonya's whole life seemed to be a wild and crazy ride. I can't imagine any other way to craft this story other than the way it was done. Even down to the last frame and tag line! BTW, if you go to see it, stay for the credits and you will see Tonya's real epic skate, when she was the first women to hit a triple axel, and parts of some of the real interviews!
Don't be fooled into thinking this is all done in "first person"; switching perspectives. It's really "second person" as each character is speaking to an interviewer (and ultimately the audience) as, at the end, Tonya asks us, "Isn't that what you came to see?"
And if you do go, keep one eye focused on the crafting, to help you the next time you have a difficult story to approach!
P.S. There is creative license: After watching the movie, Tonya told Margot Robbie she "wished" she had said that explitive to the judges (she didn't).