4.5

Changeling

Drama History Mystery Thriller


 

A mother's kidnapped son is returned to her, but she realises immediately that the boy is not hers.

"Changeling" is an example of classic movie making at it's most potent. A magnificent unhurried telling of an extraordinary true story, it's also a commentary on social and moral dilemmas still faced today. The authentic visual feel, exceptional cast and old-style direction combine to create an outstanding film. A superb performance by the lead actress pays no heed to her physical beauty, focusing wholly on the anguish, despair and struggle of an ordinary woman fighting to be heard by the powers-that-be. Has anything really changed?

Wendy Slevison

Wide Release 5th February 2009
141 mins