|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 - Crime, Mystery, Thriller - General, 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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Gripping but dark movieBy JJ1711 (13 reviews) , 13 Jul 2012Found this movie really gripping, especially as it was based on a true story. Angelina is totally convincing, and you will find yourself praying for a happy ending!
What a great watch!By LaurenDai (1 review) , 11 Jul 2012Not what we expected at all!! Amazingly touching! Keeps you wondering through out... Such real acting that you could strangely relate too.
Absorbing from start to finishBy a customer , 07 Jul 2012Really good, made me want to do a little research on the story. Very harrowing in places, but not overdone. Best Clint Eastwood movie yet, if you google the story you'll see that the real events were even more disturbing. If you're an over protective parent (like me) you'll never let your children out of your sight again.
Worth watchingBy a customer , 29 Jun 2012First few moments of this film I was not sure, but stuck with it
and I was so glad I did,it was a film you could not stop
watching, it was brilliant, not enjoyed such a good film for a long time.
Surprisingly good movieBy a customer , 24 Jun 2012Quite surprised how good this movie was. Very well acted, Angelina was very good. Terrible to think this is a true story. Cannot imagine this happening.