Changeling

Changeling

DVD - 2009
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Working-class suburb Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate a search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Los Angeles police force at every turn. The police slander Christine and paint her as an unfit mother. Christine challenges the system and the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal, c2009.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SUSPENSE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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JCLMelodyMK May 10, 2017

Changling directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie
The story of a single mother, Christine in Los Angeles, California, raising her nine year old son Walter. Christine is called into work in an emergency, gets home and finds her son gone. Five months later the police call Christine and tell her they have found her son, but he is not her son Walter. This is the story of her tireless search for her son and the repercussions she received due to graft and corruption in the city government and police station. Also says a lot about the treatment of women during this time period

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ahughes70
Apr 10, 2017

They don't make movies like this anymore.

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TheSandoz
Mar 19, 2017

Well written, developed characters and lots of twists in the story. Another good film directed by Clint Eastwood. Great young actors and always great Angelina Jolie in a different type of role. Touching and filled with questions. Stranger than fiction for a true story.

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marieloudavril
Mar 19, 2017

Great story of a mom losing his child by abduction. Best acting of Angelina Jolie based on a true event story.

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akirakato
Apr 16, 2016

This is a 2008 docudrama directed by Clint Eastwood, based partly on real-life events: the 1928 "Wineville Chicken Coop" kidnapping and murder case in Los Angeles, California.
A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion.
A changeling child was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies.
When her misssing child is found, the mother played by Angelina Jolie realizes that the boy is not her missing son.
When she tries to demonstrate this to the police and city authorities, however, she is vilified as delusional and an unfit mother.
The film explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, political corruption, mistreatment of mental health patients, and the repercussions of violence.
The whole thing is just disgusting, but it is one of the finest works directed by Clint Eastwood.
Superb are the performances of the main actors.

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breemu
Jan 24, 2016

All the modern young women of today who think feminists are stupid need to see films like this one. If not for all the women of the past who risked everything standing up to the indisputable male powers that were in control of absolutely everything (and largely considered women to be weak, vapid creatures that should be silent and under male rule at all times), the male power structure would still be solidly in place and would still be doing things like locking women away in psych wards merely for having a voice and/or treading off the path of femininity that had been so rigidly defined for them. I love seeing films about women of the past - and the men who supported them! - who were strong enough to bring about the changes that have given all people greater rights and freedoms. These women of the past made possible a day and age when young women are now free to foolishly believe feminism is stupid, even as they ignorantly enjoy all the fruits of those past sacrifices and struggles that so generously pave their way and ensure that they, the young women of today, never need worry about things like this happening to them.

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fdb045
Aug 29, 2015

Interesting movie. Well done.
Is based on a true story so is not "entertainment".

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mjayh
Jul 29, 2015

Gee, but AJ sure knows how to turn on the waterworks--she's emoting all over the place in this film. Anyone wanting a chuckle can Google Christine Collins and compare the photo of the woman whose experience the movie is based upon with that of Angie. There were a lot of liberties taken with this supposed real-life story. This is Hollywood entertainment.

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0cho
May 06, 2015

This is an excellent movie! Hard to believe L.A. was like this back then. Sad ending.

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COURIER3
Jan 06, 2015

Very interesting true story.
Corrupt L.A.. police dept. Was great to see the old cars and clothes of the era. What a sad ending. Eastwood spared no details on the killers hanging.

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Mahala
Mar 15, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 21, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 21, 2010

Violence: Disturbing images

nadian Apr 26, 2009

Coarse Language: Brief moments of adult language.

nadian Apr 26, 2009

Violence: Many disturbing scenes as well as graphic violence.

nadian Apr 26, 2009

Sexual Content: Nudity and references to sexual content.

MariePat Mar 29, 2009

Violence: Brutal killings

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Mar 15, 2011

We will hold trial on gunmen in the streets of Los Angeles. I want them brought in dead, not alive, and I will reprimand any officer who shows the least bit of mercy on a criminal." - Chief of Police James E. Davis

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Jun 21, 2010

"You never start a fight - you finish it"

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