Written October 24, 2009
This movies will not appeal to those who crave the blood lust so commen in todays movies. For those who are interested in a story of a true to life pioneer willing to risk it all, dialogue without gratuitous profanity, costumes and scenery that transports you to another time and place, then this movie is for you. Hilary Swank and Richard Gere get high marks for thier perfomances. The cinematography was filled with exotic landscapes and wide vistas of far away lands. Even the original films and photos added to the experiance.
Written November 05, 2009
Liked the movie, loved the music. Very imformative..I knew who she was and what happened but never knew her personal life or the influence she had on other women wanting to fly. Very glad I went just for that reason alone...to learn of her personal life. And of course, Richard Gere was inthe movie!
Written November 03, 2009
My female friend and I enjoyed it very much.
Written November 11, 2009
This movie was pretty good, not breath-taking or amazing, but still a solid good. I would say its more of a renter than a theatre movie. The writers did try hard to stick to the historical aspect, which I think they did well at. It did bother me though, as I could tell when they were trying to "clip" some of her famous phrases into the rest of the script. Hillary Swank also convincingly plays Amelia, which I imagine wasn't easy. And to keep us interested, they threw in lots of details of her love life, including an affair with another pilot. (But still remaining within the PG guidelines.) However, the film did come off as dry -- is the only way I can think to explain it. I would give it a five or maybe a six on a scale of one to ten.
Written November 24, 2009
Hilliary Swank and Richard Gere portrayed their characters to a tee. The story was very inspiring and for the most part, well done. Camera technique in a few spots was shaky, but wasn't a distraction. If you're interested in women, courage, and flying, this is the movie to see! I don't know how true to the real life of Amelia Earhart it was, but it was close enough. Small children might not appreciate it, but young adults and adults of all ages would enjoy it.