#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Los Angeles, 1928. Single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns from work to find her nine-year-old son Walter (Gattlin Griffith) gone. She calls the L.A.P.D. to initiate a search. Five months later, a boy is found in Illinois who fits the description, and he says he’s her son. To fanfare and photos, the L.A.P.D. reunite mother and son, but she insists he’s not her boy. The cops dismiss her as either a liar or hysterical. When she joins a minister in his public criticism of the Police, they in turn use government power to silence and intimidate her. Meanwhile, a cop goes to a dilapidated ranch to find a Canadian lad who’s without legal status; the youth tells a grisly tale. There’s redress for murder; is there redress for abuse of power?
Plot: 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.
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Grueling and scary search for truth.
Changeling – In 1928, Single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) returns home one day to discover her nine-year-old son, Walter, is missing. She calls the police and, after enduring a grueling 24 hours, they search for her son. But the boy they return to her is not her son. After confronting corrupt city authorities, Collins is vilified as an unfit mother and sent to an asylum.
This is a grueling film to watch. I have not felt this hideous since North Country, a film which also dealt with misogyny within the power structure. Women are treated as fragile, emotional, and not believable. This film tackles corruption to boot, as the LAPD is accused of being a gang of thugs that answer to no one. Eastwood is old school with the violence, understanding that the mind can fill in the very brutal gaps.
Angelina Jolie delivers another great performance. But unlike A Mighty Heart, this film actually deserves her presence. I don’t think she really should have so much press coverage, but there is definitely reason for her acclaim as an actress. The situation her character goes through is so surreal and the film captures it perfectly. It gives you chills from the second Christine is given this pretender to raise and rarely lets up. And if for one moment you tell yourself “It’s just a movie” as I tried to, this s*** actually happened. Characters were composited or changed, a disclaimer at the end states, but the events were the same.
An odd praise goes out to Jason Butler Harner, who plays Gordon Northcott, a kidnapper and murderer of many children. He has played one of the monsters of everyone’s nightmares to perfection. Also of note is Jeffrey Donovan for his portrayal of J. J. Jones, corruption personified. Jones is a man able to whisk people away to asylums with no need of warrants. Scary indeed.
Changeling shares a theme with several of Clint Eastwood’s other films. Unforgiven and Flags of Our Fathers come most readily to mind. His lesson concerns truth and lies, and exposing the hypocrisy of falsehoods for want of the truth. The truth is rarely pretty, but generally preferable to lies, and will often come to surface, if given enough time. I doubt I will watch this struggle for truth for a long time to come (it’s not one for casual viewing), but it’s a very good film.
Handsomely produced, prestigious, yet excessively didactic drama…Conspiracy 101
True Crime Story out of 1928 Los Angeles concerns working single mother who arrives home one night to discover her young son missing from the house; her heartbreaking story of loss becomes front page news, and when the L.A. police ceremoniously locate the boy and bring him back to her some five months later–she’s certain it isn’t him. Screenwriter J. Michael Straczynski really stacks the deck against our heroine, with only a Presbyterian minister (and the audience) on her side. With so many villains (corrupt, uncaring, and unfeeling) peopling the cast, one is apt to feel as beaten down as Angelina Jolie’s Christine Collins. Producer-director Clint Eastwood feels for her but spares us none of the horrors of her nightmare, which dragged on for years, culminating in two different legal trials (which appear to be happening at the same time). Jolie’s acting is finely measured, well-considered, and emotionally felt, however the supporting performances are wildly uneven. From John Malkovich’s super-superior Reverend Briegleb to Jeffrey Donovan’s maddeningly condescending police chief, everyone seems to have stepped out of an old horror flick. Eastwood isn’t subtle–nor does his final edit exhibit brevity–but he knows how to pack a punch when it’s called for, and his film has many powerful moments. It certainly looks good, which helps compensate for the over-length, and it’s satisfying to a certain degree…yet the picture isn’t a rich, engrossing entertainment. It is too intent on painting everyone involved as either completely good or wholly and inexplicably evil. **1/2 from ****
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 21 min (141 min)
Genre Biography, Crime, Drama
Director Clint Eastwood
Writer J. Michael Straczynski
Actors Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 14 wins & 55 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision C-Series Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,912 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,945 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema