Changeling is based on a true story on which the writer J. Michael Straczynski has spent a lot of time researching and gathering information for what was later to become the scrip for this movie. In Los Angeles in 1928 a single mother (Angelina Jolie) discovers that her son Walter who has been kidnapped and returned by the police 5 months later is not her son actually. She confronts the authorities but is labeled as delusional. Christine Collins arranges a press conference where she tells her story. Soon after that she is locked into a mental hospital. She is administered pills and is promised a release if she admits her mistake regarding Walter.
Jolie delivers a very good performance, being portrayed as both a vulnerable and tough woman who advocates for other women in similar situations. Several female stars campaigned for playing Christine Collins in this film: Reese Witherspoon and Hilary Swank to name only a few.
Eastwood also wrote the music for Changeling and the film expects at least two Oscars for Eastwood and Jolie.
Last week has been an interesting one – news-wise – for Angelina Jolie. The glamorous wife of Brad Pitt and mother of five children is always in the news as far as Hollywood is concerned but at the same time, there are certain stories that have surfaced that have made her the object of attention this week even more so than she normally is.
It started with an interview that was conducted with Hollywood heartthrob Pierce Brosnan regarding who he would be interested in working for an upcoming movie. The former James Bond gave an interview in which he decided that he would rather work with another actress than Angelina Jolie and while he did take pains to mention that it was nothing against Jolie personally but rather his desire to work with other actresses, the gossip media immediately created a case of friction between the two of them for the entire country to read about.
It didn’t help matters that at the same time an interview with Jennifer Aniston was published in a magazine quoting her as saying that the actions of Jolie during the filming of Mr. and Mrs. Smith were “not cool” and that Angelina saying that she was loving getting to work every day to work with Brad Pitt at the same point that Brad and Jennifer were still married was very much uncalled for. Once again Jennifer mentioned that the break-up with Brad was amicable, but the gossip news being what it is ended up creating yet another conflict.