Amelia Visionary. Lover. Dreamer. Fighter. Legend. Icon. “Amelia Earhart.” An extraordinary life of adventure, celebrity and continuing mystery comes to light in the movie “Amelia,” a vast, fascinating account of legendary aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart (two time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank). After becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia was thrust into a new role as America’s sweetheart – the legendary “goddess of light,” known for her bold, larger than life charisma. Yet, even with her global fame solidified, her belief in flirting with danger and standing up as her own, outspoken woman never changed. She was an inspiration to people everywhere, from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Cherry Jones) to the men closest to her heart: her husband, promoter and publishing magnate George P. Putnam (Golden Globe winner Richard Gere), and her long time friend and lover, pilot Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor). In the summer of 1937, Amelia set off on her most daunting mission yet: a solo flight around the world that she and George both anxiously foresaw as destined, whatever the outcome, to become one of the most talked about journeys in history. The movie is directed by Mira Nair (Oscar winner “Salaam, Bombay,” and “Monsoon Wedding”), and written by Academy Award winner Ron Bass (“Rain Man.”)Amelia Earhart| a Kansas girl| discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23| and within 12 years has progressed to winning the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the
first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. At age 39| she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe| an adventure that catapults her into
Rotten Plot: Amelia takes the compelling raw materials of its subject’s life and does little with them, conventionally ticking off Earhart’s accomplishments without exploring the
soul of the woman.