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Gia (Unrated) (DVD)
There's a reason why Cindy Crawford was dubbed "Baby Gia" when she first hit the modeling scene. Indeed, Crawford, now the world's best-known supermodel, greatly resembled model Gia Carangi, who went from high school to the cover of British Vogue in less than two years. Carangi appeared on many more covers of Vogue (French, British, Italian, and American) and Cosmopolitan before dying of complications from AIDs (she was an IV heroin user) in 1986. Now most people recognize Carangi's name from this powerful HBO film that stars Golden Globe-winner Angelina Jolie, who comes by her talent honestly. Jolie is the daughter of veteran actor Jon Voight, and her own training as a model serves her well--she has the moves. Throughout, she's heartbreaking--as no doubt the real Carangi was--effective, and stunning.
With good source material (Stephen Fried's A Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia), Jolie's stunning performance, and strong directing by Michael Cristofer, the movie goes beyond the merely sensational. The script was cowritten by Cristofer and novelist Jay McInerney, whose Bright Lights, Big City covers similar territory. As a cautionary tale, Gia works. But to watch Jolie in her character's tragic self-destruction is utterly compelling. --N.F. MendozaSee all Product Description
Excellent movie of an incredibly sad true story....superb acting by Angelina, beautiful too!Published 3 months ago by sunflower
Angelina is played better roles but with time and she has proven it she will get better.Published 12 months ago by Derek Stewart
What more can you say. She's a brilliant actress and anything she does is worth watching. Love all her moviesPublished on Aug. 28 2013 by Michelle Stewart
Maybe this movie makes Angelina Jolie so famous. The Courage Angelina get nude makes movie so special. Transfer picture 4/5 sound 3/5 ( average for drama ) feature 0/5. Read morePublished on June 27 2012 by young guns