|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Devon Gearhart, Michael Kelly, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Devon Conti, Eddie Alderson, Gabriel Schwalenstocker, Jason Ciok, Kevin Glikmann|
|Genres:||Drama - Political, Thriller - Psychological|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females, 100 Hot Hits, 100 Most Wanted, Based on a True Story, Clint Eastwood, Most Watched Trailers, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours 20 minutes|
|Rental release:||30 Mar 2009|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Angelina Jolie becomes Clint Eastwood's next leading lady is his latest drama...
Most helpful review
YES, ANG CAN ACT... SHE HAS AN OSCAR, DON'T YOU KNOW...By hunkydomste (48 reviews) from Liverpool , 05 Dec 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]La Jolie is brilliant at kicking butt, no doubt about it. Yet it is easy to forget that behind the action stylings of Lara Croft, Wanted's Fox or loooong time ago (but unfortunately not forgotten) Gone In 40 Seconds hides a seriously talented actress. After all, Angelina did win an Academy Award for a brilliant performance in Girl, Interrupted.
There are shadows of just that film to be found in Changeling, of course. But the leading lady's powerful performance during an enforced stint in a Psychiatric Hospital is by no means the only strong point of this Clint Eastwood directed, true story gut wrencher.
Eastwood is a seasoned director, established and respected for the likes of Million Dollar Baby or the early Unforgiven. This then, is another big credit to him. The films muted colours, sets and performances are immersing, harrowing and credible. The story is one that is so close to home with recent events, yet so unbelievable, it borders on estrangement. The point that Eastwood makes, through his film and the actors' and actresses' outstanding deliveries is: this happened. And like it or not, it was not all that long ago.
Christine Collins (Jolie) is a single mum who returns home from work one afternoon to find her son Walter has disappeared. When the police weeks later present her with a child they claim is Walter, Christine knows this is not her son. She soon sees herself bullied and forced into silence by a corrupt police department that would rather throw a woman undermining its competence into a psychiatric hospital than admit an error.
I will not spoil the film by giving away any more of the story, but it is twisting, red-herringed and gripping to the very end. Changeling is by no means an easy watch or a walk in the park, but for those who like their drama haunting and their performances powerful, this is just the ticket.
SEE THIS IF YOU LIKED
* GONE BABY GONE
* GIRL, INTERRUPTED
* LA CONFIDENTIAL
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beautiful and sadBy a customer , 28 Apr 2013Cried like a baby for most of the time. A heart breaking story, fantastic acting of Angelina's. Shows real determination of a mother, desperate to find her son. Brilliant.
Clint Eastwood in fine formBy a customer , 18 Apr 2013Powerful film with a heavyweight performance from Jolie (for which she was deservedly Oscar nominated). I'd been wanting to watch this one for a while and am thoroughly glad I did. Harrowing storyline which is based on true events. Cannot believe there is so much evil in this world.
Worth a watchBy FullofStars (41 reviews) from Scotland , 13 Apr 2013No nonsense direction from Clint, an OK performance from AnJo - her best. True story aspect keeps you watching but could have been 30 mins shorter with increased pace. Creepy film, disturbing scenes that make you always want to know that your own kids are safe!
Great filmBy Gemini4416 (2 reviews) , 12 Apr 2013My partner & I have totally different tastes when it comes to films but for once we both thoroughly enjoyed this one!
reviewed in twenty wordsBy pablocapaldi (62 reviews) , 31 Mar 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Very close to the real story but not quite. Jolie is good and the story is truly heartbreaking, very watchable.