|Amelia 2009 PG, 111 min.|
Director: Mira Nair
Cast: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Joe Anderson, Cherry Jones, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Abrams, Dylan Roberts, William Cuddy, Tom Fairfoot, Ryann Shane, Scott Yaphe, Richard Donat, Elizabeth Shepherd
Told in flashbacks from her last flight when she disappeared over the Pacific Ocean, this film serves as a biography on famous aviator Amelia Earhart (Hilary Swank) who, in 1937, became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She had gained fame earlier when she flew with pilot Bill Lutz (Joe Anderson) and Slim Gordon (Aaron Abrams) on a 20-hour flight from Newfoundland to Wales. The film shows how Amelia enjoys her celebrity status and how her marriage to George Putnam (Richard Gere) suffers because of her frequent flights and because of her love affair with Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor).
|Closing the Ring 2007 R, 118 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Stephen Amell, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite, Dylan Roberts, Chris Benson, John Travers, Anthony Finigan, John Kavanagh, Gregory Smith, Alex Palmer, David Alpay, Ian McElhinney
World War II fighter pilot Teddy Gordon (Stephen Amell) is shot down, and, just before dying, he gives his wedding band to a young boy who says he will return it to Teddy's widow, Ethel Ann (Mischa Barton). Fifty years later, Ethel (now played by Shirley MacLaine) had married a World War II hero, her husband has just died, and she is grieving. Ethel's daughter Marie (Neve Campbell) receives a call from a boy in Northern Ireland telling her that he has the ring. The ring is returned, and Ethel finds some closure to her life when the history of the ring is revealed.
|1. Amelia (2009)|
2. Closing the Ring (2007)
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