If you are always on the lookout for a movie you can see without leaving the theatre feeling dirty, and if you enjoy subtle, intelligent drama, and if you can handle the very dark subject matter, then Changeling is for you.
The movie is based on the true story of a child who was abucted by a serial killer in 1928 in the LA area and how the crime was handled by the LAPD. It stars Angelina Jolie and is directed by Clint Eastwood. I was surprised to see some really negative reviews, and as it turns out, the negativity is a reaction to what I found to be so compelling about the film- the stark contrast between good and evil.
This is not a family film- it is created for an adult audience. The content is emotionally harrowing, disturbing, and brutal. But, this is a movie that affirms parenthood, affirms truth and justice, and affirms the triumph of good even in a situation that appears to have been totally given over to the very worst evil in men.
It is also a film where a preacher, a man of God, has a strongly positive role. There are far too films in Hollywood that give us these portraits of religious people taking great risks to expose corruption.
I really recommend the film.