Gia [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 3959808
  • Release Date: 12/01/2009
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Cast & Crew Bios
    • Photo Gallery
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Gia
    Novelist Jay McInerney and playwright Michael Cristofer (who also made his feature film directorial debut) collaborated on the script for this bio of doomed supermodel Gia Carangi. In a star-making performance, Angelina Jolie stars as Gia, a gorgeous Philadelphia native who arrives in New York City to become a model and immediately makes an impression on high-powered agent Wilhelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway). Gia's fierce good looks make her a star, as does her willingness to pose nude. Gia becomes entangled in a passionate affair with a photographer's assistant, Linda (Elizabeth Mithcell), but Linda is more conflicted about her bisexuality, driving Gia away and fueling the model's craving for mood-altering drugs. Failed attempts at reconciliation with both Linda and her mother Kathleen (Mercedes Ruehl) drive Gia further over the edge from cocaine to heroin, her emaciated body and sunken eyes becoming the catalyst for the "heroin chic" look. Although Gia is eventually able to kick her powerful habit, she learns that an infected needle has resulted in her contracting the AIDS virus. For the second year in a row, a made-for-TV film resulted in an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe victory for Jolie (the first was George Wallace, 1998). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Angelina Jolie
      Angelina Jolie - Gia
    • Elizabeth Mitchell
      Elizabeth Mitchell - Linda
    • Faye Dunaway
      Faye Dunaway - Wilhelmina Cooper
    • Mercedes Ruehl
      Mercedes Ruehl - Kathleen Carangi
    • Kylie Travis
      Kylie Travis - Stephanie



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must-see Movie

      Posted
      HotNHazy210

      This is one of the most intense movies I have ever seen. The depiction of Gia Marie Carangi's life is jarring and unforgettable. Angelina Jolie captures the spirit of the young model and brings her to life. Though parts of this movie make me sad it is one of my favorite movies of all time, and definitely my favorite biographical film. I've watched it at least 20 times over the years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great true story about life

      Posted
      April61483

      The movie was excellent. It really makes you think about life. Some of us have these great lifes and think we are on top of the world and then something happens to crush your life. It makes you realize you never know when your life is gonna end.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      this is some good acting

      Posted
      Angelique
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      Wow Angelina Jolie is the best actress. This movie should have won every movie award out there. I really love it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie!

      Posted
      Mick
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      Great movie, with outstanding performance. Great price too!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fabulous

      Posted
      jossue96
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      I love this movie, the story of this movie is brilliant and sad at the same time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love Angelina

      Posted
      sinrnside
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      This is one of my favorite movies ever by her she does such a good job in this role.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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