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A good look into the life of Amelia Earhart....

  • Dec 30, 2009
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I've seen Biopic's on allot of famous and infamous  people of the 20th century, Public Enemies(John Dillinger), Aviator(Howard Hughes), Schindler's List(Oskar Schindler), Iron jawed Angel(Alice Paul). But this film, this film has to take the  cake as one of the best I've seen  yet.

Mira Nair's "Amelia" is a breathtaking  and exploitative look into the life and achievement's of one of the greatest women of the 20th century, brings full center  Amelia Earhart's story form beginning to end  and it shows you the women she was underneath,  It's almost  thought provoking how you see the sequence of event's unfold in front of you how you.  How  you look at things trough her eyes and see the world as she see's it. It's astounding, mesmerizing, Brilliant and  seamlessly woven into one brilliant film. All in all this is one movie you don't want to miss  and it is one you need to experience to believe.

Hilary Swank(Who isn't Oscar worthy, but does great here.)   Plays the great aviatrix  herself and she does it with such grace, style and humbleness that  it is fantastic to watch her on screen  and  to see what  she'll do next to define the odds as Earhart. Richard Gere(Who is also fantastic here.)  plays Earhart's husband George Putnam with such cunning and  sympathy  that  at times you don't know what to think of him.  But none the less the cats holds up very nicely  in this  handsomely mounted film.

Amelia is not  as great as  Public Enemies or Aviator, but it does have a great sense of moral  rights  and  a big heart to fill up some of the holes in the films plot. But it is a great  film to watch Swank  work and show how(yet again.) that Women can do just as much as men can do. It's a truly compelling and  emotional film   that I know if your forgiving  and  kind it will deliver a great movie experience.
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review by . May 24, 2010
   I was very disappointed with this film.  It had a good cast (Swank and Gere) and I generally like these biopics (ex. The Aviator with Leonardo DiCapprio).  I found most of this movie incredibly boring and very little insight was presented about Amelia the person.  Yes, she has a strange relationship with her promoter/husband and an even stranger one with a married flying instructor (Ian McGregor) and we do briefly see her fascination with flying (about 30 seconds) …
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
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wasted opportunity to tell a great story. be prepared to be bored an thoroughly uninspired.
review by . November 01, 2009
  In the 1930s, Amelia Earhart was a pioneering woman pilot. She married a man who helped promote her flights. She went missing on the last leg of a round-the-world flight in 1937.       That's all I got from the movie, which is shockingly bad and instantly forgettable. Earhart was a national figure followed by millions, yet you'd never know why from this tepid film. While Hilary Swank seems likeable as Amelia and does bear a striking resemblance to her, the script fails …
Quick Tip by . January 28, 2010
Gd movie! I thoroughly enjoyed it mostly due to my love for flying. Gere did good here too. Feel very sad to be lost & never found though.
review by . November 14, 2009
Title: Amelia   Director: Mira Nair   Staring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere    Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1    Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures   Genre(s): Drama    Rated:       (For some sensuality, language, thematic elements and smoking)      Buy From Amazon.com: Soundtrack / Poster             The life of Amelia Earhart was one of liveliness and mystery. She was the first …
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Amelia is a 2009 dramatized biographical film of the life of Amelia Earhart, starring Hilary Swank as Earhart along with a cast that includesRichard Gere, Christopher Eccleston[2] and Ewan McGregor. It is directed by Mira Nair based on a script initially written by Ronald Bass. The screenplay was largely based on research utilizing authoritative sources such as East to the Dawn by Susan Butler and The Sound of Wings by Mary S. Lovell. To date, the film has garnered predominately negative reviews. 
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Director: Mira Nair
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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