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Changeling

The mother (Angelina Jolie) of a missing boy who has recently been found ought to be overjoyed. Instead, the woman insists the child is not her son. Frustrated with her complaints and afraid of her probing questions, the Los Angeles Police Department has Mrs. Collins committed to an insane asylum. This movie is based on a real incident that occurred during in the 1920's. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 139
Theater Release: 27 Oct 2008
Video Release: 18 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Changeling deals with themes of child abduction, serial killers and police corruption. A super hero sets out to clean up a city dirtied by criminals and bad cops in Batman Begins. Actress Angelina Jolie plays another woman willing to do anything to protect a loved in A Mighty Heart (which is based on the real-life kidnapping and execution of journalist Daniel Pearl).

Home Video Extra Features

The Changeling movie morphs onto DVD with two featurettes: Partners in Crime (aka—director Clint Eastwood and actress Angelina Jolie) and The Common Thread (how Angelina Jolie became Christine Collins). Presented in widescreen, the disc offers audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English and French).

Changeling is also available on Blu-ray. This disc provides all of the extras found on the DVD edition, plus interactive features (scene access and menus), U-Control (Archives, Los Angeles: Then and Now and Picture in Picture) and BD-Live. Audio tracks are recorded in English (DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1) and French (DTS 5.1 Surround).

 

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