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26 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel for the director who I'm sure cared very much about this project, but this "documentary" is an object lesson in incompetence. He did get some good interviews with key people in Gia's life ... but you better know who they are because he doesn't identify any of them. It's completely raw footage mixed in with a montage of photos and long, long clips from an interview Gia did. Even the opening credits are terrible. He stayed on the first photo of Gia for so long that I thought the DVD was broken. There are occasional stabs at a soundtrack. I'm sure any kid could put together a more professional tribute on YouTube. It's a sad, sad story, and again, I'm sure the director did his best, but this isn't something that should qualify as a film. Stick to the book or the Angelina Jolie movie.


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