Based on the actual incident that rocked California’s legal system. Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. When she begins to suspect that the boy returned to her isn’t her child, she is slandered as delusional and thrown into an asylum.
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I really like the smooth style of Changeling. It's classicism at its best: each shot is perfect, not a second too long, not a second too short, you know exactly when the heady musical will start and when Clint will present a close shot of Angelina Jolie's face. I can watch this kind of film again and again and never get tired of it. It's classicism, what else? Highly recommended.
dookie. well, maybe i'm a tad bias. i wanted some more nitty gritty on the psychology behind the murders and less about the mum. who, as a main character, was pretty uninteresting. you didn't really want to feel bad for her, you know? shit. maybe i'm heartless. i wish i could explain better why i thought this movie sucked.
I can not manage to find out what is the saddest thing about this film: Is it the fact that the boy has been kidnapped ? The false hope that is given twice to Christine ? Or simply the fact that we will not be able to know if he's alive or not... Another sumptuous masterpiece of Clint Eastwood
When I read the synopsis of this movie I thought it would be hard to escape from the cliches. But once again (and what i admire the most in Clint's works) is that he can explore any plot in a very original way and style. Once again, Clint deserves the applause.
This has just become one of my all time favourites from Clint Eastwood's repertoire. I'm truly mesmerized with all the performances. So sad, so depressing, so shocking. I could actually feel pain upon the cruel injustice that took place against Christine Collins and how powerless one felt when trying to bring justice to an unacceptable situation and didn't succed all in favour of a corrupt legal system. Remarkable!
Un Clint spesso dimenticato che ci mostra il crescente peso dei media e dell'opinione pubblica nella società americana. Una Jolie molt dimessa (quasi troppo), un Malkovic in gran forma e una delle peggiori colonne sonore di Clint come contorno ad una vicenda che richiama vagamente quella di chi volò sul nido del cucolo