In between taking care of her newborn twins and touring the world helping children in third world countries, Angelina Jolie had time to shoot her newest movie, Changeling, which is based on a true story about a mother who will do anything to find her lost son. The movie also stars John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, and Amy Ryan. The Universal Pictures movie is directed by Clint Eastwood and is rated R.
In the midst of the darkest days of Prohibition, one mother’s worst nightmare comes true. On a Saturday morning in 1928, Christine Collins (Jolie) leaves her nine-year-old son in Los Angeles as she heads off to work one day. When she returns, her son is nowhere to be found and Christine’s life is in ruins. She will do anything to get her son back and no one will stop her. But things get even weirder when a mysterious boy shows up claiming to be Collins’ son, Walter. The only problem is that Walter is actually three inches taller than the new homeless boy. Even though the police don’t agree, Christine can recognize her own son and will not let the police tell her otherwise.
But the times aren't on Collins’ side. This statements holds truth when Christine is put into a mental hospital after going public with the news that the police have returned the wrong son. In the '20s and '30s, women weren’t able to challenge the government. It just wasn't done. But Christine is prepared to change that. Christine teams up with Reverend Briegleb (Malkovich), who helps look for her missing boy. This is the story that changed California’s legal system for the better and is an inspirational story for everyone who has been told to shut up when they know something is right.
The movie offers a promising cast of talented actors, so hopefully they can do the story some justice. A story this powerful needs to be portrayed on the big screen. But it has to be portrayed correctly.