Rent Changeling (2008)

3.7 of 5 from 842 ratings
2h 20min
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Synopsis:
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.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , Antonia Bennett, , , Morgan Eastwood, Madison Hodges, , Devon Conti, , , , ,
Directors:
Voiced By:
Billy Unger
Writers:
J. Michael Straczynski
Others:
Tom Stern, J. Michael Straczynski, Joel Cox, John Reitz, Gary D. Roach, Gary Fettis, Alan Robert Murray, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin, Deborah Hopper, James J Murakami, Art Direction: James J. Murakami; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Drama
Awards:

2008 Cannes 61st Anniversary Award Ex-aequo

BBFC:
Release Date:
30/03/2009
Run Time:
142 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Partners In Crime - Clint Eastwood & Angelina Jolie: A unique look at the making of the film that gives insight on the script's genesis, Clint Eastwood's effective approach at directing and the detailed production design
  • The Common Thread - Angelina Jolie Becomes Christine Collins: A profile of Angelina Jolie and the real-life inspiration for her character, Christine Collins
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/03/2009
Run Time:
140 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Picture in Picture: With just one click, access interactive cast and crew interviews and behind the scenes footage using the Picture In Picture feature
  • Los Angeles - Then And Now: As the story unfolds, explore the visual history of Los Angeles and compare the city as it was in the 20's to the sprawling metropolis it is today
  • Archives: Archival images and documents reveal the real-life individuals and story portrayed in the film
  • BD Live: Collect your own movie clips with My Scenes, then send to your buddies on the BD-Live Centre through your Internet-connected player, plus download the latest trailers and more!
  • Partners In Crime - Clint Eastwood And Angelina Jolie: A unique insight on the script's genesis, Clint Eastwood's effective approach at directing and the detailed production design
  • The Common Thread - Angelina Jolie Becomes Christine Collins: A profile of Angelina Jolie and the real-life inspiration for her character, Christine Collins

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Reviews (8) of Changeling

Overlooked by the Oscars - Changeling review by Jawbreaker

Spoiler Alert
09/05/2009

The most frightening aspect of Changeling is that it is based on a true story. Angelina Jolie as any mother would identifies with her character, a mother searching for her son. It is a touching and at times heartbreaking story, helped by Jolie’s standout performance and strong support from John Malkovich. The 1920’s have been wonderfully recreated onscreen and Eastwood allows the story to unfold with minimal interruption. His directing style is clinical here, as this isn’t a tale that needs cutting edge techniques, he simply allows the events to unfold. This film warrants inclusion alongside his best work. After watching the Changeling, you’ll want to know more about Christine and the origins of the story. Sadly the extras fail to offer anything in this respect, a detailed documentary would have been most welcome in the overall package, however the film itself is excellent.

6 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

A must see - Changeling review by Jackgold

Spoiler Alert
26/05/2009

I was not looking forward to watching what is basically a Hallmark style film. However this is so well done it does leave you slighly aghast at the corruption of the US of A at this time. Well acted but so well directed you never get bored.

5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

An incredible true story - Changeling review by PT

Spoiler Alert
10/04/2009

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.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

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