It seemed like a pretty good career move, and for the most part it was. Demi Moore will never top any rational list of great actresses, but as her career stalled in the mid-1990s she had enough internal fire and external physicality to be just right for her title role in G.I. Jane
. Her character's name isn't Jane--it's Jordan O'Neil--but the fact that she lacks a penis makes her an immediate standout in her elite training squad of Navy SEALs. She's been recruited as the first female SEAL trainee through a series of backroom political maneuvers, and must prove her military staying power against formidable odds--not the least of which is the abuse of a tyrannical master chief (Viggo Mortensen) who puts her through hell to improve her chances of success. Within the limitations of a glossy star vehicle, director Ridley Scott manages to incorporate the women-in-military issue with considerable impact, and Moore--along with her conspicuous breast enhancements and that memorable head-shaving scene--jumps into the role with everything she's got. Not a great movie by any means, but definitely a rousing crowd pleaser, and it's worth watching just to hear Demi shout the words "Suck my ----!!" (rhymes with "chick"). --Jeff Shannon
Demi Moore gives "the performance of her career" (NBC-TV, New York) in director/producer Ridley Scott's (GLADIATOR) riveting saga of uncompromising courage. Presented for the first time on Blu-ray Disc, this tale of grit and determination is more triumphant than ever in this astonishing format. Moore stars as trailblazer Lieutenant O'Neil, the first woman to earn a place in the elite Navy SEALs. Experience the brutal rigors of training camp -- and O'Neil's endless battles with top military brass and her male Navy SEAL teammates -- in hard-hitting, in-your-face 1080p. Feel the explosive action of combat with 5.1 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio. You'll stand up and cheer for G.I. JANE, thanks to Blu-ray High Definition!