• Amelia (2009)


Release Date: October 23rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 2nd, 2010

PG |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

From the time she first sits in the pilot's seat, aviatrix Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) feels destined to achieve great things. Beginning in 1928, she sets a number of aviation milestones, including numerous speed and altitude records, and was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. In 1937, Amelia undertakes her greatest challenge of all: to become the first woman to circumnavigate the globe by airplane.

Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Mia Wasikowska, William Cuddy

Director: Mira Nair

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Fox Searchlight, Avalon Pictures

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Rise , 1930s , Husband , Marriage , Emotional , Inspiring , Quest , Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Most of all, Earhart wanted to be able to fly free as a bird above the clouds, and director Nair and star Swank make her quest not only understandable but truly impressive. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Swank is no mere impersonator. Her Amelia, like Maggie in "Million Dollar Baby," is unwavering in her gaze, ambition, and drive... In Nair's evocatively art-directed (and sensationally costumed) film, Earhart comes alive. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Amelia Earhart is still missing. show more

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