I watched Changeling this week and Angelina Jolie has put up a stellar performance.
Changeling is a period movie directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie. It tells of a true story of the infamous Wineville Chicken Coop Murder, where numerous children were brutally murdered by Gordon Northcott. It also touches heavily on various themes such as disempowerment of women, police corruption, and violent acts, especially against children. However this tale concentrates on a mother’s unrelenting quest to find her one and only son after being kidnapped and not seen for many months afterwards.
Angelina Jolie, who acted as Christine Collins put up a wonderful performance in the movie. I was so mesmorized by her acting performance as a single, hopeful, unrelentling mother in her quest to find her son and despite the films duration stretching to 2 and half hour, i enjoyed every minute of it. Its not every time you see Angelina Jolie, playing a role of a mother and a role in which she excels in almost every way.
You have often seen her in action movie, shooting guns, cursing, and doing stuff men usually do, but wait till you see this and you will soon appreciate the high caliber of her acting. You will soon come to know what great acting is. While she isnt perfect, but you can see that she has put all her best to portray her role in the movie. And her best is what shines in the movie. You will see her in an emotional roller coaster ride, beating great odds in finding true justice over the outcome of her missing child, rooting out corruption in the justice department and seeking justice over the murders.
The movie has been nominated for the 81st Academy Awards in 3 categories:
Best Actress in a leading role: Angelina Jolie
Best Art Direction
Fans of Angelina Jolie or any artsy Oscar material films must watch this movie. You will not be dissapointed.