Some reviews (via Awards Daily) for Amelia have started trickling in, so I've posted excerpts.
From Ray Bennett of The Hollywood Reporter:
The script has input from Gore Vidal, who is portrayed as a child in the film by William Cuddy. He became close to Earhart when she had an affair with his father, noted aviation pioneer Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor), and there is a charming scene in which she explains to the frightened boy why her bedroom has walls covered in images from the jungle.
The film is framed by Earhart's ill-fated attempt to fly around the world in 1937 with flashbacks to her introduction to flying and her burst into worldwide fame. Richard Gere plays publisher George Putnam -- who promoted her flights and became her very understanding husband -- with much charm and is matched by McGregor as Vidal.
From Pete Hammond at The Envelope:
A studio source who finally saw the finished film for the first time told me his worst fears were not realized, saying, "I didn't like it, I LOVED it." That newfound enthusiasm was shared by other staffers I ran into on the lot who had also just seen it.
The fact is "Amelia" is a beautifully crafted and very traditional epic drama that's aimed at an older, more discerning audience. That's the kind of crowd that's slow to show up at the multiplex, but if they do, they will be treated to the kind of fine adult biographical story movie studios generally just don't seem to be making anymore.
There will also be a commemorative exhibit of the movie at the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum in Kansas from October 23 - 24, 2009. Tickets are $10.00 and they include a special showing at the the museum of clothing worn by Hilary Swank in the film and a screening of Amelia. You can call the Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum to reserve tickets: 1-913-367-4217 and check out the museum's website for details. Amelia opens this Friday, October 23.
And now for the new hilarious featurette from The Men Who Stare at Goats. You can watch the hi-res version at Apple.
Update: The Last Word, also starring Ewan McGregor has officially wrapped (via Sweet on Sigma).