There'a trend for new movies to be 2 hours long - or even more. Often directors let the movie go on-an-on resulting in a tiresome experience. But this is definately not the case with The Changeling, which is over two and a quarter hours.
The Changeling is based on a true story that took place in Los Angeles in the 1920's - 1930's and tells of a single mother (Angelina Jolie) whose son disappears from their home.
The mother's prayers are answered when the son is found and returned home after many months. But the mother is convinced the boy is not hers.
During this time of the prohibition era, women were not expected (or allowed) to challenge the system. The mother's only ally is an activist Reverand (John Malkovich), who helps her fight the authorities to find her son.
The movie is about corruption, tenacity and a a pursuit of the truth. Beautifully filmed and with a hauntingly moving soundtrack, the movie evokes a sincerity and genuiness. Angelina Jolie gives, what I believe is her best screen performance ever, and John Malkovich, as always is simply brilliant. Clint Eastwood's direction is superb.
I'm confident this movie will win several Academy Awards and I highly recommend it.