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Changeling [2008 film] by Clint Eastwood

Changeling [2008 film] (2008)

by Clint Eastwood (Director), J. Michael Straczynski (Screenwriter)

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The LAPD gives the mother of a missing child the wrong kid and insist it's the right one.

Interesting story, and more emotionally resonant than most Eastwood-directed movies, but I wouldn't recommend it. According to the IMDb's trivia, a number of lines are recycled from Babylon 5 (which was written by the same guy). That sounds about right.

Concept: A
Story: B
Characters: D
Dialog: C
Pacing: F
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: D

Enjoyment: C plus

GPA: 2.2/4 ( )
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Eastwood, ClintDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Straczynski, J. MichaelScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Feore, Colmsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jolie, Angelinasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malkovich, Johnsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day. -IMDB
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Working-class suburb Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Los Angeles police force at every turn. The police slander Christine and paint her as an unfit mother. Christine challenges the system and the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb.… (more)

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