|Starring:||John Considine, Scott Cohen, Angelina Jolie, Eric Michael Cole, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kylie Travis, Louis Giambalvo|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females|
|Run time:||1 hour 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||21 Jul 2008|
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Teasing but hard to watchBy RustyJames from London , 09 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If you can muster some pity for poor Gia Carangi, an early 80's supermodel who had a troubled short life, then you may enjoy this film.
Angelina Jolie appears naked... often. This does not make the script any better, but makes the film more watchable.
A perfect film to score for any music fan. Sadly the soundtrack is by far the greatest let down. No classic recordings and a poor synthesizer piece floating throughout. Feels like a made-for-TV movie.
If you are not an Angelina Jolie fan leave this alone.
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Really enjoyableBy jevo90 (8 reviews) from Southampton , 02 Apr 2011Just watched this film and it was really good, would definitely recommend it, I think Angelina Jolie is an amazing actress and this is possibly the best film I've ever seen her in. Definitely worth the watch!
sorry got to give this a bad reviewBy andy38 (1 review) from setchey , 30 Mar 2011Film started out good then turned into another drug movie im sorry but the only thing I liked was what that lady said in the drug we hab is that she had everything and there to many film and pops stars that take drug and hope we will feel sorry for them if I had there life I would be happy the problem is they all are too greedy anyway back to the film I didnt like its not one of her best films
Brilliant filmBy Andrea85 (5 reviews) from Stoke-on-Trent , 06 Mar 2011I was really surprised with this film. I dont know what i was expecting, but what i got was fantastic. Jolie was brilliant as Gia. Sad and tragic film but opens your eyes to the modelling industry. Must watch it!
Not Gia, not even close.By a customer from London , 18 Feb 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI watched this wanting to love it as I'm totally fascinated by Gia Carangi's life. But this was truly awful mainly because the lead role was severely miscast. I can't believe they tossed over Julia Roberts in favour of Angelina Jolie. If this were a piece of fiction about a fictional model it might've worked. But even then Angelina isn't stunning enough to carry it off and she seems to feel the same way as she's clearly changed her appearance between then and becoming Brad Pitts common law wife. I think the reason this movie gets so much praise is become it looks like 'Girl Interrupted' Part One and Angelina can act there's no denying great performance wrong character, wrng actress. I have watched so much original interview footage with the real Gia who is absolutely stunning you can't you eyes off her. Angelina does not have this quality she comes across as a nut case with none of the charm. For example there's a scene in the movie in which Angelina as Gia is asked 'are you happy with your life' Angelina appears slurry half asleep and absent when she hesitates and responds. In the original interview which you can watch on YouTube Gia is charming and captivating. Add to the fact that Angelina looks nothing like Gia and the whole thing falls into farce and not a very entertaining one. A real tragedy when you consider that the fashion world shuns her to his day for being an addict and for according to that world bringing it into disrepute. This film was a chance to readdress the balance and create a fitting tribute to the original 'Supermodel' but was completely wasted just like her life which was cut tragically short by AIDS.
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Jolie's Best PerformanceBy a customer from Scotland , 14 Dec 2010Angelina Jolie performs her best acting, in my opinion, when she takes on psychotic/fiesty roles (e.g Girl, Interrupted) and this is certainly one of her best.
This is a fantastic film based on one woman who had everything and nothing at the same time. It depicts brilliantly how drugs took over, ruined and eventually claimed her life. And the line 'how do you know if a junkie is lying? She's moving her lips' really sums it up.
Couldn't think of anyone better than Jolie to play this role. Brilliant work.