DVD - 2009
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In 1928, a single-mother confronts the corrupted LAPD after her abducted son is returned, but the boy is not hers. Based on a true story.
Publisher: [Universal City, Calif.] : Universal ; Toronto : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, [2009]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (126 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Échange [videorecording (DVD)]


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Nov 17, 2018

This was a great movie. Sad that it was a true story. The boy in the box that was discovered during that time as well. I wish they would've mentioned him. No one ever filed a missing child report. That child will always be called "Dear David" to me. That's what I want to call him.

But anyway. If you haven't seen this movie yet. I highly recommend you watch it. It's very sad, but inspirational at the same time.

JCLMelodyMK May 10, 2017

Changling directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie
The story of a single mother, Christine in Los Angeles, California, raising her nine year old son Walter. Christine is called into work in an emergency, gets home and finds her son gone. Five months later the police call Christine and tell her they have found her son, but he is not her son Walter. This is the story of her tireless search for her son and the repercussions she received due to graft and corruption in the city government and police station. Also says a lot about the treatment of women during this time period

Apr 10, 2017

They don't make movies like this anymore.

Mar 19, 2017

Well written, developed characters and lots of twists in the story. Another good film directed by Clint Eastwood. Great young actors and always great Angelina Jolie in a different type of role. Touching and filled with questions. Stranger than fiction for a true story.

Mar 19, 2017

Great story of a mom losing his child by abduction. Best acting of Angelina Jolie based on a true event story.

Apr 16, 2016

This is a 2008 docudrama directed by Clint Eastwood, based partly on real-life events: the 1928 "Wineville Chicken Coop" kidnapping and murder case in Los Angeles, California.
A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion.
A changeling child was believed to be a fairy child that had been left in place of a human child stolen by the fairies.
When her misssing child is found, the mother played by Angelina Jolie realizes that the boy is not her missing son.
When she tries to demonstrate this to the police and city authorities, however, she is vilified as delusional and an unfit mother.
The film explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, political corruption, mistreatment of mental health patients, and the repercussions of violence.
The whole thing is just disgusting, but it is one of the finest works directed by Clint Eastwood.
Superb are the performances of the main actors.

Jul 29, 2015

Gee, but AJ sure knows how to turn on the waterworks--she's emoting all over the place in this film. Anyone wanting a chuckle can Google Christine Collins and compare the photo of the woman whose experience the movie is based upon with that of Angie. There were a lot of liberties taken with this supposed real-life story. This is Hollywood entertainment.

May 06, 2015

This is an excellent movie! Hard to believe L.A. was like this back then. Sad ending.

Jan 06, 2015

Very interesting true story.
Corrupt L.A.. police dept. Was great to see the old cars and clothes of the era. What a sad ending. Eastwood spared no details on the killers hanging.

Dec 05, 2014

Based on a true story, Clint Eastwood’s gripping mystery concentrates on a botched missing child case which became a notorious cause célèbre in Los Angeles circa 1928. After her nine-year old son Walter disappears one afternoon single mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie, luminous) turns to a somewhat reluctant LAPD to help find him. Five months later news comes that the police have picked Walter up in Illinois and are returning him by train. But as an ecstatic Christine rushes to the station platform amid a sea of police and reporters she is horrified to discover that the little tyke waiting for her is not Walter at all. Insisting that she is simply distraught and that “kids change under stress” an increasingly hostile Captain Jones convinces Christine to quietly take “Walter” home and learn to reconnect with him. Refusing to let the matter rest however, Christine launches a one-woman campaign to locate her real son aided by Presbyterian minister and outspoken critic of official wrongdoing Rev. Gustav Briegleb. Unfortunately the LAPD of 1928 is a corrupt organization which doesn’t take kindly to increased public scrutiny and the more Christine pushes, the harder—and more dangerously—they push back. In the meantime Christine continues to care for the strange little boy under her roof while a few troubling clues regarding Walter’s actual whereabouts slowly emerge… A triumph of style and substance, director Clint Eastwood’s haunting period piece painstakingly recreates flapper-era Los Angeles with it’s tree-lined streets, concrete skyscrapers, and cherry red streetcars not to mention the detailed costumes and low-tech conveniences. His standout cast and a credible script firmly anchor the film in time and place while a wistful score (credited to Eastwood but sounding more like Vangelis) tinges everything with a sense of yearning and melancholy. Intelligently written and presented with flair.

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nadian Apr 26, 2009

Coarse Language: Brief moments of adult language.

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Violence: Many disturbing scenes as well as graphic violence.

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Sexual Content: Nudity and references to sexual content.

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Violence: Brutal killings

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