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 and send your spirit soaring!
Okay so I didn’t know what to expect with the movie “Amelia.” Was it a love story, a historical story, a drama? It was a little of all of them and more. It was a powerful movie with the theme of following your dreams. Now I didn’t really know anything about Amelia Earhart, other than she was the first female flyer. The movie shows her as a child when she first realized she wanted to fly and then her as a passenger and then pilot. I did read about her, since my curiosity was peaked, and there was of course more to Amelia than the movie shows, but it does give a nice account of her life in the air!
I even got teared up at the end when she disappeared, even though I knew she didn’t make her final flight. The love between her and George Putnam was so real and genuine that I felt bad for her, but appreciated his support for her passions. For knowing nothing really about Amelia, the movie worked for me. I do wish more of her life before planes was shown and maybe more of her life and romance with and without George was shown, but again with Hilary Swank and Richard Gere as main characters how can you go wrong!
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