Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Movie Review: Amelia

Tonight I went to an advance screening of the movie "Amelia". I received the tickets courtesy of Fox Searchlight Films.

The movie tells the life story of Amelia Earhart, the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This movie is truly beautiful. It is one of those films that has to be seen on the big screen - like "Out of Africa".

The movie contains beautiful flying sequences of Amelia's many aviation journeys around the world where the scenery is breathtaking. There are also lots of "girl power" moments where she is encouraging other young woman to not play it safe and to follow their dreams. And Amelia did not know what playing it safe meant. Her daring aviation stunts helped generate the interest (and the revenue) to bring air travel to the common folk.

Amelia Earhart was definitely a woman ahead of her time who lived an unconventional life and the movie is a beautiful and romantic depiction of her life and times. I love historic movies and it was good to take a break and see my kind of film...


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