Amelia (2000) Movie Reviews

Amelia (2000)

Amelia (2000)

Release Date: Nov 30, 2002

Genre: ComedyDrama

Rating: (NR)

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  • 2
    Richard von Bsack, from
    Mira Nair’s “Amerlia” is very much the canned biopic that exists solely because a celebrated actress is playing on a physical resemblance. Hilary Swank does look like Amerlia Earhart, grinning large, with freckles and bleached hair. But the prolix script keeps underlining every relationship with a yellow felt pen. The film is a little more frank about Earhart's life than previous versions of the story. It teases us with the possibilities of her sexuality. "You're the only woman I know who points out other beautiful women," notes her husband, George F. Putnam, played by the still seriously undermojoed Richard Gere; and this film tells of an affair with the Washington socialite and West Point instructor Eugene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). The staging of the finale over the Pacific—yes, there is some flying between relationship troubles—is dramatic enough. Still, if it weren't for the ending, Amelia would be the in-flight movie par-excellence: the kind of movie that seems to be made for the purpose of watching itself. (RvB)
  • 1
    Occasionally a movie comes along from Hollywood that sweeps you away with the breadth and scope of its sheer awfulness.
    True story - a hank of hair at the International Women's Air and Space Museum in Cleveland thought to be Amelia Earhart's was recently discovered to be, in fact, just thread. This movie is the cinematic equivalent. This movie, thought to be about Amelia Earhart is, in fact, a threaded bundle of cliches and overwrought soap opera moments. If Hilary Swank gave one more brave toothy grin, I thought I was going to have to leave. But I stuck it out to see which was worse, the unconvincing acting, the poor casting, Richard Gere, the costumey looking costumes, or the dreadful Peter Pan soundtrack. But the winner, I think, is the screenplay, which rattles off one maudlin insight after another alternating with scenes of stunning mediocrity played without conviction or chemistry.
    If some of this is based on Earhart's real words, then maybe she's just not that interesting a subject for film. My guess is that the forever overly earnest Hillary Swank, as executive producer, buoyed by research and good intentions, convinced Mira Nair that her poetic approach to film-making would be perfect against the pilot's own words of inspiration. The result is a disaster. When you're sitting in the theater having shelled out your ten bucks and you can't wait for Amelia Earhart to die, you know you've gone to the wrong movie.

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