Summary: This is a fact-based tale about supermodel Gia Marie Carangi (Jolie). It follows her life from a rebel working in her father's diner at age 17 all the way to her death from AIDS at the young age of 26. She was one of the first women in America to die from the disease. Before her death, the movie showcases her drug abuse and failed relationships.
Review: Angelina Jolie plays a supermodel on a death mission, Gia Carangi, in this bleak expose of living hard and fast in the decadence that was the 1980s. Watch Angelina hit high notes (no pun intended) as she portrays a sad model's life, rife with controversial lovers (*LESBIANS*) and riddled with hardcore drug addiction.
The screenplay, by novelist Jay McInerney and playwright Michael Cristofer, often reverts to cliches but, all the same, is effective in getting the point across. Without it, we wouldn't have been able to watch Jolie carve out an uninhibited and concise rendition of a woman in trouble, having only the foresight to focus on the next fix. It is an excellent glimpse into what not to do if you're considering a modeling career, provided you are model material. Jolie certainly is able to illustrate just how easy it is to fall victim to an industry that has a reputation for exploiting the weak and downtrodden.