Changeling is a powerful movie, based on a true story. Set in Los Angeles in 1928, we meet single working mother Christine Collins, played powerfully by Angelina Jolie. Christine returns home from work one day to find that her son Walter is missing. She files a police report, and the search is on. After months, the police return a boy to her, but she insists this child is not her son. As the story unfolds, we learn of police corruption, and a mystery comes to light. Clint Eastwood directs, and he is so good at getting at the real emotional depth of a situation. We can really feel a mother’s love and despair. I predict lots of nominations this awards season for Changeling.
Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.