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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Hilary Swank
Ewan McGregor
Richard Gere
Virginia Madsen
Christopher Eccleston
Directors
Mira Nair
Screenwriters
Running Time
111 minutes

Amelia
Female-centric historical biopic. Yep, it’s Oscar season again


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Amelia

Plot
1930s aviatrix Amelia Earhart (Swank) captivates the world during the Great Depression, with husband George (Gere) exploiting her celebrity to fund her flying feats before she embarks on the perilous round-the-world flight that will make her legend.


Verdict
Swank’s moving performance, the period dressing and beautiful planes all appeal, but dramatically it doesn’t really soar.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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