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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. Get the movie review and more. »


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 is rated R: for some violent and disturbing content, and language.

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan.
Studio: 2008 Universal Pictures

Detailed Review

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Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) was an unnoticed resident of a 1920s Los Angeles suburb until the day she returned home from work and discovered her… 
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Why Is Changeling Rated R?

Rated R in the United States, this movie portrays the actual events surrounding the disappearance… 
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This movie asserts that Los Angeles police authorities did not take women seriously during this… 
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Changeling deals with themes of child abduction, serial killers and police corruption. A super hero… 
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