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Still shot from the movie: Changeling.

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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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

This movie asserts that Los Angeles police authorities did not take women seriously during this time period. Do you think similar situations exist in our society today? What methods did Christine Collins use to change this attitude?

To read about the actual events surrounding the story depicted in this film, check these pages of historical clippings from the Los Angeles Times:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2008/10/changeling-stor.html

http://www.latimesinteractive.com/advertising/changeling/Changeling-V5.html

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