Gia

  • 18
  • Michael Cristofer (1998)
  • US
  • 119 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

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.

Plot 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 and crew

Cast

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

Crew

Director
Michael Cristofer

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Contains violence, drug abuse, sex scenes and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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