i just watched Changeling on HBO. yeah, i know, it's pretty late. the movie was released on 2008 but only now i get to see it. why? bcoz it didn't looks like a good movie. although they have Angelina Jolie in it, but that didn't seem to attract me. but i gotta say, it all changed after watching it. guess don't judge a book by its cover really works this time.
for those who didn't know, Changeling is based on a true story back on 1928, in Wineville, California. more info regarding the incident called Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, just click here. honestly, when kids or children involved in a murder, i don't think none of us can stand read about it, or even hear about it.
Changeling is a drama film based on real life events in 1928 Los Angeles, the film stars Angelina Jolie as a woman who is reunited with her missing son—only to realize he is an impostor. She confronts the city authorities, who vilify her as an unfit mother and brand her delusional. The dramatized incident was connected to the Wineville Chicken Coop kidnapping and murder case. Changeling explores female disempowerment, political corruption, child endangerment and the repercussions of violence.
to me, this movie has everything; a terrific story based on true events, outstanding acting from everyone of the cast, excitement, tears, blood and it holds you tight until the end. Angelina's character is terrific and she fights, what seems to be at first a lost fight, for her son in a world controlled by men. You learn to hate some characters in the movie and love others. You learn to feel for Angelina's character and hope the movie ends well. Changeling will make you cry. well, i did!
after watching it, i asked myself. if the same thing happen to us, will us be as strong as Christine Collins?? will us fight for justice?? or remain silence and let the political corruption takes our life?? she was just an amazing woman.