"amazing production values, as we are taken back to an era that doesn't exist anymore"

A great story told perfectly by Clint Eastwood. Not everything he does is as powerful as his depiction of a dynamic female boxer in Million Dollar Baby, for which Hilary Swank won a best actress Oscar. In Changeling he presents another strong woman, Christine Collins, played by Angelina Jolie.

Angelina Jolie plays Christine Collins, a single mother living with her nine-year-old son, Walter, in 1928 Los Angeles. When Walter goes missing one day, the frantic mother pleads with the police to find him. After five long months of grueling suspense, Christine is finally reunited with her child. Or is she?. Angelina is flawless. We can read the pain in her eyes, the determination and the disturbing reality that her obsession might be having unexpected results, but one thing is clear, there is a drive that won't quit, and it's admirable for those of us who want her to be reunited with her child, and it's quite inconvenient for the people who have other interests at hand.

The film contains amazing production values, as we are taken back to an era that doesn't exist anymore. The recreation of the time Los Angeles was on its way to being a real city is incredible, as we see it before it fell apart and spread all over a gigantic geographical area, losing its identity.

Overall, "Changeling" is an extraordinary experience. As far as period-pieces go, this is one of the best I've seen, the multi-layered plot never lost me as the viewer. I was completely engaged through all two and a half hours and left feeling incredibly satisfied.