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Gia

Gia

Michael Cristofer (1998)

119min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Angelina Jolie gives an early knockout performance in this dark and provocative TV movie. She stars as Gia Carangi, whose rise to fame as a supermodel in the 1970s brought tragedy as she became addicted to pills, cocaine and heroin. With its almost soft-core porn style, this is more an art house film then standard TV-movie fare. Strong performances by Mercedes Ruehl as Gia's mother and Faye Dunaway as her agent give it a powerful punch. Whatever your reservations about the subject matter, Gia deserves a look, if only for the multifaceted performance of Jolie.

Summary

Fact-based drama following the life of supermodel Gia Marie Carangi, capturing how she shot to stardom thanks to her fiery nature and striking good looks. However, her personal relationships seemed doomed to failure, prompting her to seek solace in narcotics - only for her to contract Aids from an infected needle. Starring Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell and Eric Michael Cole.

Cast & Crew

Gia Carangi Angelina Jolie
Linda Elizabeth Mitchell
Kathleen Carangi Mercedes Ruehl
Wilhemina Cooper Faye Dunaway
Stephanie Kylie Travis
TJ Eric Michael Cole
Director Michael Cristofer
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Contains violence, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

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