Thursday, February 18, 2010

Amelia - A Review & Giveaway

Thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, I received a screener copy of Amelia Starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere.

AMELIA -Experience the romance, struggle and triumph of legendary aviatrix Amelia Earhart as she chases love and lives her dreams in Amelia, landing on Blu-ray Disc with Digital Copy and DVD February 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Hailed as “The Queen of the Air,” Amelia boldly flew into the annals of history with her solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.  Bound by ambition and love, her enduring marriage to George Putnam could not be broken by her determination to fly, or a secret passionate affair. Equal parts gripping drama, stirring romance and epic adventure, Amelia will take your breath away and send your spirit soaring!  Directed by Mira Nair, Amelia stars two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Golden Globe winner Richard Gere and Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor.

In A Nutshell:
I refuse to watch my own videos before posting (if I watch, I will never post) so I apologize for any weirdness.

Hilary is amazing as usual! I had to remind myself that it was Hilary, she just become Amelia. Richard Gere and Hilary were amazing. The soft, quiet, gentle relationship that transpires between the two was fun watch. Hilary's Amelia is witty and subdued, smart and intelligent. I loved it!

Amelia just wants to fly. We hear often how she wants to be free and how she is a girl from Kansas who is suddenly thrust into this celebrity position. Watching her try to sell suitcases, clothing and more was sad. Amelia was a "Wonderlust," care free spirit who became the face of feminism. Where would women of today be without someone like Amelia Earhart paving the way?

The movie had a lot of lines that I wrote down in my notes as I watching but one of them that will stay with me talks about "confinement of even an attractive cage" being hard for her. Some people just want to be free. She was like that. She asked that obey be taken out of the marriage vows. Amelia was a strong, women who was comfortable in her own skin and knew what she wanted. Conforming is part of life and it is sad to think that while she was doing what she wanted to do, there was a part of her that still just wanted to be free.

This movie is awesome!

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  1. I thought your video was very good. Don't be so hard on yourself.

    I haven't seen the movie yet, but I can't think of two better actor and actress that would be great for this movie. Well, I guess Leonardo and Kate Winslet would have been pretty great.

  2. My "dream" was typical way back when, I wanted to be an actress.

  3. My dream growing up was to become a broadway star.I used to sing the Grease and Annie records over and over.

  4. My dream was actually to be a vet when I was a kid. I grew up and realized that I didn't have the emotional abilities to do so. I just would never be able to handle the bad parts.

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  6. My idol was Martin Luther King, Jr. for his courage. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  7. My dream when growing up was to be a famous author. I was a pretty quiet kid but always found it easier to express myself in writing.

  8. I wanted to be Poison Ivy from Batman because she was a pretty scientist that had all these plants. I guess I didn't really see her as the villian? haha.

  9. Anonymous5:25 PM

    I wanted to be Mary Tyler Moore's brother and have a TV show Mark Tyler Moore!

  10. Anonymous10:28 PM

    I always wanted to be a police ifucer growing up to catch the bad people and to help others. I was a detention officer in a jail on my way,but my career was cut short due to an neck and back injury.

  11. I wanted to be a lawyer of all things, I wanted to fight for justice! Thanks for the chance@

  12. I wanted to be a musician

  13. My dream was to be a singer. I became a mom instead.

  14. I'm following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

  15. I'm following you on Twitter (I'm @ThriftyJinxy).

  16. I wanted to open a dance studio!

  17. My cousin and I both wanted to be Olivia Newton John.

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  20. I wanted to be an astronaut :)


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