Amelia 2009

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 fl…
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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.

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  • This movie reminds one of how far flying has gone since those days and how aviation changed the world..

  • If your into this sort of thing, semi doco movies, this is pretty good. Well worth a look.

  • 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.

  • Good but a sad movie

    Zoe
  • Very nice movie about commercialisation of a brand (amelia) and the love of flying and affairs

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