One of the best directors in the last 30 years is Clint Eastwood and he directs a gripping movie based on a true story titled Changeling. Angelina Jolie plays Christine Collins whose son disappears in 1928 and 5 months later a corrupt police department brings back a boy and tells her it’s her son. When Christine continuously tells them the boy isn’t her son they lock her in a psycho ward until a radio minister played by John Malkovich challenges the police department and secures her release. This is a compelling film with a powerful performance by Angelina Jolie and some very good acting by the young boys who were very convincing as troubled children. Naturally the directing was fantastic and you know it’s entertaining when almost 2 and one half hours fly by. (I even forgot to order more popcorn, drinks or go to the restroom.) The only problem is at about 90 minutes the film seemed to reach its climax and then continues without the suspense we were so accustomed to in the beginning. Thank goodness with Eastwood at the helm it didn’t fall apart but does slow down a bit. I’m giving this outstanding film an A- rating.
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.