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Plot: The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death. Runtime: 120 mins Release Date: 31 Jan 1998
I'm here to write a small human spin on the film Gia. As this film claims, Gia WAS different things to different people. I know because I met Gia in Philadelphia when we were both 16. I casually knew her from her father's hoagie shop because I went in there often to eat. When I chose to go to college in Philadelphia a few years later, I dropped in occasionally at the shop and I always said hello to Gia's dad to ask how she was doing as a model. He was so proud of her and what she was accomplishing in New York and all over the world. He always had that picture of her in <more>
Cosmopolitian above his cash register and he let me look at it. I just knew Gia would do well. Years pass, I move to the West coast. In 1982, I'm in New York and I heard she was right up the street from where I was, and I wanted to stop by to say "Hi" but never got the chance, I was too busy in meetings and never thought about it again. It wasn't until 1990 I heard she died, and the way she died and it tore me to pieces. So tragic to someone many of us thought from our generation, our backgrounds, our area "had made it." In 1998, this movie was done and I thought done as good as it could be. I know there were those closer to Gia that knew more and didn't appreciate it, but I did, and I miss her. Angelina Jolie did some very serious acting to bring this part of Gia's life to the screen. The movie was of theatrical quality and its a shame it didn't get that release. But thanks to this movie, there was a great deal of Gia's life I knew nothing about after 17 years old. But the ending was what touched me, because that is how I will remember Gia, and wish for everyone to remember her as well, even with the rough and gritty content contained in her life brought to screen. This is a hard must see for those who think a model's life is exciting, it can be, but they will also learn its nothing without the love of your parents, stable friends and relationships and the love of yourself - no matter what yourself may be.
Gia's a great biographic film with a credible story, great cast and great presentation. Angelina Jolie's performance here is nothing less than incredible, in fact there was a short time when I thought she's really Gia herself and that she's really troubled...that's how convincing her act is. Mercedes R makes a great support role...and a mother as well.There are so many things to learn here, like how fashion was in the 1970's and 1980's, Gia's lesbian crave, the drugs and the AIDS. The film is so realistic, you'll really care for the people and the events <more>
An unforgettable film about a supermodel, named simply Gia. Stunning performance by Angelina Jolie as Gia and Faye Dunaway as her agent. The movie plays out like a documentary and is filled with interviews by those who knew her during her career as a model and the family who loved her. It's a fast paced film and exciting to see the underground world of modeling. It is based on Gia's often-poignant journal. It gives us a glimpse on the darker side of fame that we do not often look in on. It will be hard to watch at times and harder not to at others. It will make you thankful that if <more>
you are thirty or forty-something, that you made it through this difficult time in life, a time when no one knew about the painful consequences that would consume a life. Gia is a movie for the strong at heart or the weak who wish to be stronger. After watching the movie, I looked at her website and was eerily surprised that I recognized that face from one of my mom's Cosmopolitans. I am grateful her memory lives on through her journal and this under-rated film. Two-thumbs up!
The portrayal of Gia's life is a rude wake-up call to those of us who share d MANY of her experiences:The child-like sweet innocence, often betrayed ... The "street-tough presentation" to preserve ourselves ... The amazing physical beauty that was abused by fellow classmates through their own insecurities ... which, at the same time, easily opened the doors to unprecedented opportunities ... The free spirit ... that both turned heads in curious entertainment and similarly, brought an expeditious demise.You Go Girl!You marched to your own drummer ... and ... you were and are <more>
not alone!Today, you receive MUCH of that appreciation that you thought alluded you.
I knew this was going to be a tough movie to watch, but I never realized how riveting it was going to be! I couldn't stop watching. Angelina Jolie brought an innocence and fragility to the role, that made me care about Gia. I wanted her to be happy. I wanted things to work out with Linda. I wanted her to beat the drugs.And I was devastated when she died.This movie is a morality play showing how we idolize super models and turn them into impossible role models. We give them every luxury money can afford, whether or not that luxury is legal. Then, when these idols become addicted to the <more>
drugs and such, we discard them.I just started to type that Gia's life was wasted, but I'm not sure that's the case. Her tragic life can now serve as an example of how bad the excesses can get, and the almost inevitable end that comes with that lifestyle.My heart went out to her. She showed the dignity and grace during her final days that may have been missing in her early life.I've heard that this movie isn't exactly accurate, that Linda never really existed. That doesn't lessen my enjoyment of this movie.This is one of the movies I think any young person needs to see.
Gem of a movie with Angelie Jolie's best performance (by belleanddan)
I just finished watching this movie and felt like I could immediately relate to Gia. The feeling of being 'unloved' at her age is something I could immediately relate to, being that I was kicked out of my house at 17 and, like her, had to learn to make it on my own. Being thrown into the harsh realities of an industry as cutthroat as the fashion world would have been a lot to deal with, and drugs were an easy escape; it could have happened to anyone in her shoes. This is one of those movies that will really touch you, and Angelie Jolie did an amazing job of bringing Gia's spirit <more>
to life. This was the best performance I've ever seen from her, surprisingly from what was just an HBO movie. This is a film that really deserved a theatrical release and could have been much bigger than it was; but I still appreciate HBO for bringing the movie to life.If you have any interest in fashion, a touching love story, or just want to see an amazing performance by Angelie Jolie this is definitely a movie worth watching that you won't forget.
Angelina Jolie is the kind of actress who mixes beauty and talent. In this very good TV movie she has a great performance as Gia Carangie, a 'lost girl'. "Gia" is a very realistic and strong film, with a beautiful story. It is not a typical TV movie, so it's worth seeing. Another score for HBO.Rating: 8/10
What happens when the prettiest girl of all grows up? (by michaelRokeefe)
A tremendous biography of a supermodel, Gia Carangi. Her beauty graced magazines profusely in the late 70's. She knew as a little girl just how attractive she was. Her short life dealt with defiance of authority, lesbianism, love/hate relationships, drug addiction and AIDS.Angelina Jolie was excellent as Gia. Her profanity, nudity and lesbian love scenes scorch the screen. Ranking among the best on film. Also in this eye opener is Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl and Faye Dunaway.With all the violence, nudity and profanity; can not believe this is rated R instead of X. But I am not <more>
complaining. This is a tragic story about a complicated life. A very interesting bio.
Tour de force for Angelina and Mercedes (by rlcsljo)
This movie is your typical "How deviant sex and drugs ruined a successful person's life" films we typically get out of television shades of the Hayes office! . However, Angelina manages to do what many actors fail to do: take a basically unsympathetic character and make you feel sorry for her. I think the role of Mercedes Rhuel has also not been emphasized enough. Throughout the entire film she presented a highly sympathetic, charismatic persona as the mother who could not quick kick her gosling out of the nest. Gia was not a product of the times--she and others like her were <more>