Compelling film if you like sad yet true stories
This film is the compellingly sad story of a fashion idol. This story is a tragic story of a tragic beauty. Jolie plays the role without fault from Gia's humble punkish beginning to her Diva- status and sad demise. Before having seen this movie I really didn't know much about Gia Marie Carangi. I had heard that she was a super model but beyond that I really didn't know much. This film is very powerful in the respect that it shows how a normal girl skyrockets to popularity in a matter of a heartbeat, only to succumb to the temptation that parties and money can bring along with said popularity, and the tragic fate that came of this 26 year old model. It was also one of the first films that I saw with Angelina Jolie starring, and she portrayed Gia very well.