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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.
Why Is Changeling Rated R?
Changeling is rated R for some violent and disturbing content, and language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Changeling...Rated R in the United States, this movie portrays the actual events surrounding the disappearance of a young Los Angeles boy in 1928. Depictions of an adult using a blood-covered ax to kill children (we don’t see the victims) are included, along with detailed verbal descriptions of these acts. A man is executed by hanging, which we see in detail. Men are shot in a firing squad. Bones from human remains are seen. A woman is forcibly confined in a mental institution where her clothes are removed and she is spayed by water in a shower and subjected to a cavity search (no explicit nudity is seen). A woman is subjected to electric shock treatments. Profanities, while infrequent, include four sexual expletives, some terms of Christian deity. Discussions regarding prostitution, circumcision, syphilis and abortions are included. Infrequent cigarette smoking is seen.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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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).
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Changeling...
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).