Amelia (2009)

Amelia
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Director: Mira Nair
Actors: Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Mia Wasikowska, Virginia Madsen, Christopher Eccleston

After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America's sweetheart - the legendary "goddess of light," known for her bold, larger-than-life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P Putnam (Golden Globe-winner Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked-about journeys in history.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 111mins
Origin: UNITED STATES
Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Member Reviews (34)

CC
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I enjoyed this more than I was expecting to. The story and tragic demise of Earhart is so well-known, I thought it might be boring, but by focusing on the person rather than the tragedy, the movie retains interest. Swank is extremely well-cast as Earheart, physically resembling her as well as adopting her mannerisms and accent. Swank's Earhart is a complex mix of rural awkwardenss which belies her passionate ambition to be free of all conventions, including the limitations of flight as it was then known. In the end, as often happens, recklessness and invulnerability appear to impede her judgement, compunded by a range of human errors whihc results in disaster. 3 and 1/2 stars.
Posted Friday, 9 August 2013 See my other reviews
5 March 2013
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Good but a sad movie
Posted Tuesday, 5 March 2013 See my other reviews
3089
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Very nice movie about commercialisation of a brand (amelia) and the love of flying and affairs
Posted Thursday, 20 September 2012 See my other reviews
Darren
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Excellent Story, I think sum were expecting more about her dissaperance rather than who she was. Well told Story, Really enjoyed it, Hillary Swank done a fantastic job in bringing her to life.
Posted Thursday, 9 August 2012 See my other reviews
Alison
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Hilary Swank does an excellent job of playing Amelia: even down to the mannerisms and the way she walked and talked. One courageous and tough lady. One little girl who had a dream and did whatever it took to make it come true. How amazing what women can really do when something is so strongly in their heart's. She changed the face of flying forever. And who said we can't do it. But as we know she was never found on the way home from her last flight. So close and yet so far to help and yet didn't make it. No one will ever know what really happened . Bit slow in the watching but nevertheless inspiring.
Posted Thursday, 19 July 2012 See my other reviews
P. Ginman
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I enjoyed this movie. The story of Amelia Earhardt is well told with Hillary Swank looking remarkably like the real Amelia.
Posted Saturday, 11 February 2012 See my other reviews
Kerin
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True story of Amelia Earhart. Bit slow.
Posted Friday, 10 February 2012 See my other reviews
Rosena
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Great movie
Posted Wednesday, 11 January 2012 See my other reviews
Andrew
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Amelia feels a bit like movie-making by numbers for much of the first half, but it does improve, and by the end, we were quite into it. A solid performance from Hilary Swank, who seems to have really captured Amelia's bravado and courage. A reasonable film about quite a pioneer. 2 and a half stars.
Posted Tuesday, 6 December 2011 See my other reviews
keen
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it's good to see a movie that show's what anybody can do
Posted Tuesday, 4 October 2011 See my other reviews
Janette
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An interesting movie though almost more on her love life than the flying. It's worth watching the deleted scenes as they tell you she was engaged to be married and what sort of work she was in before flying and about George's first wife. These filled out the story a bit more and would have been good in the movie.
Posted Thursday, 7 July 2011 See my other reviews
Kerrin
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I thought this movie was ok, despite getting some negative comments. I wouldn't suggest you rush out and watch it, but if you have some spare time it's worth a watch. Good acting by all and interesting story. 3.5 stars.
Posted Sunday, 17 April 2011 See my other reviews
JD
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Only watched 40mins of it. Slow to get into...but also didn't feel like the relationship between Amelia and her husband was explored to the full. Felt like a ondensed movie...bits missing!! Boring!~
Posted Saturday, 16 April 2011 See my other reviews
fred
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A good movie that was close to the truth from what i have heard. well worth viewing.
Posted Wednesday, 13 April 2011 See my other reviews
BrianM
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How could you make a boring movie of the life of Amelia Aerheart?. Mira Nair did. Very disappointing. Some lovely areial shots, though.
Posted Thursday, 23 December 2010 See my other reviews
mars
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A very boring movie, we didn't watch it all. Disappointed.
Posted Wednesday, 6 October 2010 See my other reviews
Janet
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This movie could probably been made into a TV mini series instead of a movie was Ok
Posted Monday, 6 September 2010 See my other reviews
Jumbuck
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Very thin story-line... after a while, put on the sub-titles and fast-forwarded it by 2X, repetitive and boring - some good scenery by 2nd unit.
Posted Thursday, 2 September 2010 See my other reviews
Jose and Josephine
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What a remarkable woman!
Posted Monday, 16 August 2010 See my other reviews
Becks77
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Yawn ... I didn't enjoy this film - I think it could have been done well, but they missed the mark - I can't be sure if it was the actors chosen, or storyline, or both? But something just didn't ring true for me.
Posted Sunday, 25 July 2010 See my other reviews
lindrose
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Nicely tuned performances from the three stars:Hilary Swan, Richard Gere and Ewan MacGregor. I learned more about this famous woman who really was a pioneer in the true sense of the word. Lovely cinematography, the scenery was lovingly shot and has a sweeping quality. Not a great movie, but a nice steady companion on a lazy day.
Posted Friday, 16 July 2010 See my other reviews
Laurene
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Loved it. Always have had a fascination for Amelia E. A very well produced movie. Well done
Posted Monday, 28 June 2010 See my other reviews
Doris
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Hilary plays the part well. A interesting story. Worth a watch
Posted Wednesday, 23 June 2010 See my other reviews
Barbara C.
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Really good - nothing like fact put into a movie. Hilary Swank made a believeable Amelia when you see the real Amelia Erhart's photo. Well filmed and quite riviting in places.
Posted Saturday, 29 May 2010 See my other reviews
Anita L.
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Despite a few well know actors, I really wasn't overly impressed. This was an ok movie. You get an idea of what Amelia was like, but I don't think it went into great depth. I think the ending could have been a bit better, maybe even dealt with the aftermath of the disappearance.
Posted Wednesday, 26 May 2010 See my other reviews
Kerri
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Good performances by the cast but I found the story a little disappointing. Could have done more with it.
Posted Wednesday, 26 May 2010 See my other reviews
Ann E.
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As with many true life story it had some flat spots, Hilary Swank played the part of Amelia very well, with Richard Gere brillantly playing her Husband as would be expected from him and Ewan McGregor also excellent as the love interest. I imagine there was a lot of Amelia's life and accomplishments that we didn't see which was a pitty, I'm still not sure if she was reckless or a genuine adventurer? ? ? The ending was very emotional as you would expect, a pleasant movie and worth an evenings viewing but don't expect too much.
Posted Friday, 21 May 2010 See my other reviews
Lucy C.
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I think a mini series would have been more suitable than a feature. I felt we never really got to know the characters and I am sure Amelia did a lot more than what was shown in the film. Great performances from the leads.
Posted Monday, 17 May 2010 See my other reviews
joanne
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i found this movie quite boring. wouldnt reccommend
Posted Wednesday, 5 May 2010 See my other reviews
jennie
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just a movie really,which is a shame give that gere
Posted Friday, 30 April 2010 See my other reviews
Jennifer
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A really interesting story relating to an interesting person. I learnt something and enjoyed the movie at the same time.
Posted Thursday, 22 April 2010 See my other reviews
Doris
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Alright but disjointed could not identify with the characters.
Posted Friday, 9 April 2010 See my other reviews
Jonathan
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Paint drying was more fun fast forward alot of it actors top notch but well not a blokes movie.
Posted Friday, 9 April 2010 See my other reviews
Julian G.
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A good story and well produced
Posted Wednesday, 31 March 2010 See my other reviews