Movie Review: Amelia

ameliaTwo-time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank delivers an unforgettable performance as Amelia Earhart, the legendary American aviatrix who boldly flew into the annals of history. Richard Gere co-stars as her charismatic business partner and adoring husband, George Putnam. Bound by ambition and love, their enduring marriage could not be broken by Amelia’s determination to fly – nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). Equal parts gripping drama, stirring romance and epic adventure, Amelia will take your breath away.

I am so late with this review, and on the one hand, I feel badly about it. On the other hand, this is great timing for the review because this is a perfect movie for Women’s History Month. Hilary Swank is amazing as always, and I loved watching her show Amelia’s passion for flight and her love for her husband, George Putnam, played by the ever-handsome Richard Gere. In fact, this is really more a romance than a history movie – it shows the behind-the-scenes of her marriage to G.P., her affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor), and the way they got past it. I was worried that knowing the end of the story would decrease my enjoyment, but that wasn’t the case at all.

(Disclosure: Amelia was provided to me for review by Click Communications. The above link is an Amazon affiliate link. If you click on the link and subsequently purchase anything, I will receive a small percentage in commission.)

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11 Responses to Movie Review: Amelia

  1. I am looking forward to this movie (even though I am not a fan of Richard Gere) and am glad you liked it.
    .-= Literary Feline´s last blog ..Review: The Fairest Portion of the Globe by Frances Hunter =-.

    • CarrieK
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      says:

      Wendy – Gere is very understated in this role – I don’t think you would mind him in it.

  2. Sandy
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    says:

    I’ve always been a Gere fan, and I think he has truly proven himself over the last handful of years. Now Swank, I know she is a really good actress. You can’t take that away from her. But her whole look bothers me. No matter, I will probably end up renting this one on Netflix.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..Olive Kitteredge – Elizabeth Strout (audio) =-.

    • CarrieK
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      says:

      Sandy – I like Gere, too – but I know he’s kind of a love-him or hate-him kind of actor. I’m amazed at how he just seems to keep getting better and better looking!

  3. I saw this movie at the theater and really enjoyed it too.
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  4. Cathy says:

    I’m glad you reviewed this. I’d forgotten all about it, and now it’s on my Netflix queue.
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    • CarrieK
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      says:

      Cathy – yeah, I think it kind of went under people’s radar, for some reason.

  5. heidenkind says:

    I wanted to see this when it came out, but I completely forgot about it. Maybe it’ll be on cable soon.
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