Gia (1997)




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Movie Info

This made-for-TV movie chronicles the life of super model Gia who was the top-ranking cover girl under the tutelage of Wilhemina Cooper. Unfortunately cocaine, pills, and heroin ruined her career and her life.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Cristofer, Jay McInerney
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 24, 2004
HBO Video


as Gia Marie Carangi

as Stephanie

as Joe Carangi

as Bruce Cooper

as Mike Mansfield

as Francesco

as Kathleen

as Wilhelmina Cooper

as Michael, Gia's Broth...

as Fashion Store Manage...

as Policeman

as John Casablancas

as Vogue Assistant No. ...

as Red Dress Photograph...

as Therapist at Rehab

as Girl at Group Therap...

as Francesco Stylist No...

as Vogue Editor

as Doctor in AIDS Ward

as Red Dress Designer

as Woman at Funeral

as Booker No. 3

as Drug Dealer in Alley

as Gia (age 11)

as Vogue Assistant No. ...

as TV Interviewer

as Booker No. 1

as Gia's Brother, Joey

as Beverly

as Philadelphia Photogr...

as German Makeup Artist

as Blonde Girl in Phila...

as Chris Von Wagenheim

as Junkie at Shooting G...

as Hood No. 3

as Hood No. 2

as Hispanic Stylist Phi...

as Disco Doorman Tony

as Emergency Room Nurse
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Critic Reviews for Gia

All Critics (13)

Jolie gives a sensational performance in this tight, but tragic biopic

May 6, 2005

Gia isn't hagiography, I'll give it that, but it is reductive to a fault

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Film Freak Central

No review available

January 5, 2004

Jolie gives it her all in a thoroughly uninhibited and highly effective portrait of a woman living from thrill to thrill.

Full Review… | July 3, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Teasing, but hard-to-watch, biography of a famed model struck down by '80s extravagance. NOTE: Angelina Jolie gets naked ... a lot. Hooray!

August 1, 2002

June 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for Gia

Well made film on the supermodel Gia Carangi. Well acted by Angelina Jolie, this film is the tragic story of one of America's first supermodels. The film is a good drama film. The cast here are good and they all deliver solid performances. The film could have been a lot better, and I find that there were a few scenes where the material didn't work. However due to the good cast, it makes this film that much more interesting despite the lack of effective material. The film is good for what it is, the performances saves this film from being an utter failure. Like I said, it could have been a stunning film with a great story, but there's just something missing from it to truly make it stand out, and make it a memorable biopic. Considering the life that Gia had, you'd expect something great with this film. There's something missing from the films plot to really make it stand out, and it's a good film, but never anything great. If you're looking for one of Angelina Jolie's better performances, this film is it. For a biopic, Gia is one that could have been a lot better, but in any case, is good to watch. Don't expect anything great with this one. Expect a good film that should have been better. If it wasn't for the cast, I think this film would certainly have failed. This is one of those biopics that should have turned out better than it actually did. Still worth watching for one of Angelina Jolie's better performances.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


Not a story I expected to find fascinating and yet this true story of Gia, the first Super Model, a diva, drug addict and true wild child made for an interesting tale. A short life, that covered so much.

Also one of Angelina Jolie's earlier films, which is refreshing because it's back when she wasn't such a diva herself and a much more natural fiesty Actress.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

One of Angelina Jolie's first performances and still one of her best. It is such a tragic story, but mainly due to the fact that you completely fall in love with Gia. The downfall is so sad to watch and highly effective. A great biopic and one of the best made-for-tv movies ever.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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