Monday, October 27, 2008
This movie is great!
I didn't know much about the film, other than it starred Angelina Jolie and was directed by Clint Eastwood. I knew nothing about the true story that it was based on, so I was prepared for anything.
You should be too.
Angelina plays Christine Collins, a single mom in the 1920's who comes home to find her son missing. The corrupt Los Angeles police department claims to be looking for her son and, when they don't find him, they try to get her to take a different boy (who claims that he is her son) instead.
It's a very interesting look at the time period (which is beautifully shot and costumed) and the sense of powerlessness, especially for women, that ran rampant for most people living here in LA during that time. The fact that it's based on a true story only makes the movie that much more involving and heart-wrenching.
Add it to your list of potential Academy Award nominated films.
I'm sure that Angelina and Clint (and likely, the always reliable John Malkovich) will be on top of every critic's list very soon.
Here is the trailer: