October 23, 2009
Rated PG for some sexuality, language, thematic elements and smoking
Hilary Swank will play Earhart in the formative stages of her career. A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world....
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It's already the end of October, which means that the studio films aiming for Oscar glory are beginning to trickle into theaters. The first major film of the season to have much promise is Amelia
, about the short-lived life of famous female pilot Amelia Earhart. The tragic tale seemed destined for greatness, if only for the fact that the movie stars Hilary Swank and is directed by Mira Nair. Unfortunately, Amelia
is nothing more than a standard biopic, an unimaginative and uninteresting story that is less an examination of the woman and more a snapshot of some historic events. Full movie review »