- 1 hr 51 min
Amelia is a 2009 biopic regarding aviator Amelia Earhart. On July 2nd, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred, are on the home stretch of a transglobal flight. The film cuts to various vignettes of Earheart's early years, beginning with a shot of her awestruck as an aircraft soars over a hometown prairie. Amelia is recruited by tycoon, and her future husband, George Putnam to be the first female to fly across the Atlantic Ocean (as a passenger). However, Amelia winds up piloting after all, garnering much attention. Putnam helps Amelia write about the flight akin to Lindbergh's own book, soon marrying. Shamed that her fame wasn't earn, Amelia pushes herself to set aviation records, with a recreation of her 1932 flight properly earning her the accolade of first female to fly over the Atlantic alone. After a decade of fame, Amelia falls in love with Gene Vidal. Jealous, Putnam bans Vidal from his house. Amelia is agitated with all her appearances and endorsements, but is reminded by Putnam that is pays for her flights. They each cede to the other's desires, with Amelia planning a transatlantic final flight. Amelia's first attempt winds up crashing in Hawaii's runway, eventually forcing her to try Lockheed's Model 10 Electra in reverse, leaving the transpacific crossing at the end. While trying to refuel on Howland Island, radio transmissions reveal that the wear has become turbulent. For the rest of her approach, radio communications can be heard on Amelia's end, but she can't hear the Coast Guard's. The Coast Guard has an uncharged direction finder and cannot make contact with Amelia. Low on fuel, Amelia and Fred fly over empty ocean, with Amelia's final broadcast informing the USCG Itasca of her positioning along line 157-337, running along the north and south. A massive search operation is started, but no body or craft is ever found. However, Amelia's efforts solidify her as an aviation icon.