Changeling movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Changeling is a very disturbing, phenomenal and powerfully-acted biography starring Angelina Jolie. Related to a true story, this long drama is fully entertaining and super interesting.


After mother Christine Collins’ only son goes missing, she reaches out to the LAPD to help her find him. They find a boy fitting her son’s description five months later, but she insists that the child is not her son.

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Movie details

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan, Colm Feore, Gattlin Griffith, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Release Date (Australia): 5 February 2009
Runtime: 141 minutes/2h 21m
Genre: Biography, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (MA15+)

The film features strong thematic content relating to the kidnapping and sexual abuse of children, and disturbing scenes including an execution by hanging and the implied murdering of children.

Violence (M)

There is brief violence including a scene in which blood spurts are depicted as a child is implicitly attacked by an adult with an ax.

Coarse Language (M)

Occasional coarse language including use of the words “damn”, “hell”, “bitch” and “f**k”.

Nudity (PG)

A nude woman is very briefly depicted in a non-sexualised context.

mpaa rating

R (for some violent and disturbing content, and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Although some of the compelling true story’s details are tweaked, Changeling is a nearly-perfect gem portraying painfully realistic performances and disturbingly lifelike happenings. The chief component that makes this drama so painful, disturbing and solid would certainly be the emotions presented by Angelina Jolie, alongside Jason Butler Harner and Eddie Alderson.

You’ll easily feel pure infuriation whilst you observe the treatment of the film’s powerful leads, but it’s a very engaging and gripping mystery that’s way too disturbing and excruciating for kids to even courageous adults. Apart from the feelings portrayed by the powerful acting, this dark, historical jewel is superbly entertaining. It will never bore or disappoint true-mystery viewers.

It’s hard to understand how some of the critics didn’t enjoy this masterpiece. Angelina Jolie’s incredible performance and the fascinating true story make Changeling a completely memorable depiction of a wounding history.

The film steals every parents worst nightmare and perfectly processes into a fearfully long movie. It’s a must-watch for all adults, still a powerful tale for teens, but not a mystery meant for children. However, every single individual will surely stay attached to this affecting crime-drama. It’s also a film that definitely takes its time to conclude, but is all an entertaining experience.

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