Two-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.)