Having read a lot about Amelia Earhart, I bought this DVD in the hope that it accurately followed the life of her and George Putnam. I thought that Hilary Swank and Richard Gere were perfectly cast as the charismatic pair. I would liked to have seem some of her earlier life portrayed as she was, indeed, an aviator of some very considerable talent, knocking up many records even before she met Putnam. With his backing, she became the first woman(albeit accompanied) to cross the Atlantic in 1928, a year after Lindberg's solo flight. Little is also made of her solo Atlantic flight,which was exactly five years after Lindberg, a clever promotional move by the ever resourceful Putman.
Although the film is quite solid in it's factuality (in particular the end of her world flight in which I believe the dialogue between her and the operators at Howland Island is verbatim), it is a pity that part of it dwelt on her romantic relationship with Gene Vidal. This is based on rumour and, as is other tales of her relationships, has never been verified.
On the whole the film is still, however, good viewing.
If you want to know more, I highly recommend "The Sound of Wings" by Mary S Lovell, which is a very well researched and written biography of George Putnam as well as Amelia.