A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.
The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of ... See full summary »
When Gia Carangi first arrives in New York City, she's a beautiful drop-out from Philadelphia brashly bursting through the closed doors of top modeling agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's electrifying personality and potent sexuality soon find their way onto the covers of America's top-selling magazines. But being loved by the world isn't the same as being love by one - an unfulfilled desire that can take Gia dangerous places. And for a beautiful woman, one slip could lead to an untimely and terrifying downfall. Written by
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Angelina Jolie found the intensity of playing a drug-addicted lesbian so extreme that she deliberately sought out a "normal", heterosexual role for her next film. That proved to be Mike Newell's Pushing Tin (1999). See more »
As Gia begs Linda not to leave, the first shot from behind shows her fully nude but from the front she can clearly be seen to be wearing underwear. See more »
Where's my knife? Who took my fucking knife? What do I look like, fucking terrorist? Is this funny? What the fuck is WRONG with you people? Where the fuck- get the fuck away from me! GET AWAY! WHERE IS MY KNIFE? God, you can't... you can't do that! You don't take somebody's knife when they need it!
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Film ends with the following poem: ...heaven on earth back again into under far in between through it in it and above... From the journal of GIA MARIE CARANGI 1960-1986 See more »
Gia is a powerful movie. It is two stories intertwined into one: the life of a confused teenage girl, looking for love and acceptance, and of the modeling industry and its effect on the emotions and egos (no matter how large or small) of those in front of the camera. As a woman who worked within the industry several years ago, I could relate to the confusion that Gia felt.
Angelina Jolie gave the viewer an excellent portrayal of a lonely teenage girl who was trapped inside an adult woman, her only comfort being her lover and later, her drugs.
The performances of the actresses were on target; the message was clear. A haunting movie worth purchasing.
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