We all know who Amelia Earhart (played by Hilary Swank) is and what she is famous for. Â This film concentrates on her life as a pilot, and her troubled love life with George Putnam (Richard Gere). Â The movie starts with Amelia setting out on her flight around the world in 1937. Â The film goes into flashbacks throughout this famous flight. Â We see Amelia as a young girl and why she wanted to become a pilot. Â We see Amelia meet George for the first time because she wants to fly across the Atlantic, something no woman has done before. Â George Putnam is publisher and publicist who wants Amelia to write a book about her journeys. Â Once her first flight is completed, he arranges many dinners and talks for Amelia to attend. Â Their love for each other develops and as much as she does not want to marry, she agrees to in 1931. Â
Amelia successfully flies solo across the Atlantic herself in 1932, the only woman in history to have done this. Â Her success becomes bigger and her love life starts to fail due to George forcing Amelia to have all these endorsements. Â She understands she needs to do this to fund her flights, especially since her next one is her around the world flight. Â Amelia starts to fall for Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor) due to her lack of spending time with George. Â Amelia’s first attempt to fly across the world fails with mechanical errors, and Amelia feels that her dreams have been crushed. Â But in 1937, she attempts again, and which we all know, ends in tragedy when she vanishes somewhere over the Pacific ocean at the end of her flight.
I already know what has happened to Amelia Earhart through history, but I still was just hoping for her to make it. Â This movie is factual, as it also has actual footage, news articles, and pictures of Amelia throughout the film. Â I really love U.S. history movies, especially set around the 1930s to 1960s, and I really got into this film. Â I was very pleased with the acting and I felt that this important piece of women’s history was coming to life before my eyes. Â It was one of the best history movies I have seen, and we see a love story as well! Â I was very impressed with Amelia’s determination and fearlessness of flying and just making these trips happen. Â In my eyes, Amelia Earhart is one of the most fascinating women figures in U.S. history!