Los Angeles, 1928. When single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) leaves for work, her son vanishes without a trace. Five months later, the police reunite mother and son; but he isn't her boy. Driven by one woman's relentless quest for the truth, the case exposes a world of corruption, captivates the public and changes LA forever.
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An incredible true story
- Changeling review by PT
If this film wasn't true it would be unbelievable even for a movie. Angelina Jolie gives an outstanding performance as the wronged Mother, who will not swallow the so called truth that the powers to be try their best to enforce upon her.
Clint Eastwood captures the era perfectly in his direction, and brings out the best of Jolie as the woman who will not lay down.
This is a top class movie and Angelina Jolie thoroughly deserved her oscar nomination.
Not a fan of Jolie but an admirer of Eastwood I was uncertain about this. At its worst it is a film about a lost boy (lots of young child actors who are unconvincing) and a child murderer. At its best it is a period piece (San Francisco 1928) featuring police corruption. I think this film is probably aimed at a female audience but there is enough drama in it to keep most people wondering if it is really all true. The SF police officers are quite brilliantly detestable.