Flashback Friday-Changeling (2008)

The strongest love in the world is from a mother to her child.

In the 2008 movie Changeling, Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) is a phone operator living in Los Angeles in 1928. Christine is a single mother who is raising her son alone. She returns from work one day to find that her son has disappeared. As any mother would do, Christine calls the police. Five months later, the police bring a boy home to Christine. She says that he is not her son, but the police ignore her. Did the police bring back her son or has Christine lost control of her mental facilities?

The quote that comes to mind in this movie is as follows:

“Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.”

While I am not a huge Angelina Jolie fan, I appreciate this film mainly because female characters like Christine are still too rare in Hollywood. It’s also a well acted film with a compelling narrative.

I recommend it.

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