Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Changeling

The Changeling is a kind of slow movie about a woman in the 1920s whose son goes missing. In spite of the monotonous pacing, it is an engaging movie. There are a few themes and plot strands that are each interesting (the treatment of women, abuse of power) and it is based on the true story of Christine Collins and "the chicken coop murders". The acting is very good, although there are no standout performances. Angelina Jolie has a serene quality, even when she's crying. Except for a few intense scenes, her facade was sort of oddly calm, like a beautiful mask of distress.

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