Friday, January 30, 2009

Changeling...


Angelina Jolie's performance as Christine Collins in Clint Eastwoods' "Changeling" is a clear departure from her usual glossy characters (i.e. Tomb Raider, Wanted). It is an indication that she has evolved into a deeper person, probably because of her fully developed "motherly instinct".

This period thriller tells of the heartbreaking story of a woman who lost her son. When the LAPD supposedly returns her son to her, she realizes that the boy was an impostor. An underlying story here shows the truth behind all the dirt navigating through the doors and offices of the LAPD at that time.

To prove that the son returned to her was not hers, Christine Collins did everything that a mother could. At one point, she was even sent by the police to the state's psychopathic ward after they deemed her mentally unfit.

I was quiet all throughout the movie. Inside, though, it was an altogether different story. My heart was slowly being torn to pieces with every scene; with every word that came out of Christine's mouth. No, I don't have children yet but I love them. My nephews and nieces are real treasures to me. I couldn't imagine how a person (like Capt. J.J. Jones) could be so cold-hearted and cruel. Didn't they know how a mother and her child can be emotionally connected even when they were worlds apart?

I admit that I cried while watching the movie. I believe that anybody who has a heart will also do the same.

There are no spectacular fireworks in the movie, no hysterical confrontations and the like. But it was truly, deeply heartwrenching. I don't need any critic telling me about the movie's flaws because all I can remember is the story - and the brave, dedicated mother and woman that is Christine Collins.

Whether you're a mother or not, Changeling will change the way you will look at children. Changeling will teach you what self-sacrifice and unconditional love is all about.

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  1. adding you in all four blogs, welcome to blogosphere teacher maia...

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Changeling...


Angelina Jolie's performance as Christine Collins in Clint Eastwoods' "Changeling" is a clear departure from her usual glossy characters (i.e. Tomb Raider, Wanted). It is an indication that she has evolved into a deeper person, probably because of her fully developed "motherly instinct".

This period thriller tells of the heartbreaking story of a woman who lost her son. When the LAPD supposedly returns her son to her, she realizes that the boy was an impostor. An underlying story here shows the truth behind all the dirt navigating through the doors and offices of the LAPD at that time.

To prove that the son returned to her was not hers, Christine Collins did everything that a mother could. At one point, she was even sent by the police to the state's psychopathic ward after they deemed her mentally unfit.

I was quiet all throughout the movie. Inside, though, it was an altogether different story. My heart was slowly being torn to pieces with every scene; with every word that came out of Christine's mouth. No, I don't have children yet but I love them. My nephews and nieces are real treasures to me. I couldn't imagine how a person (like Capt. J.J. Jones) could be so cold-hearted and cruel. Didn't they know how a mother and her child can be emotionally connected even when they were worlds apart?

I admit that I cried while watching the movie. I believe that anybody who has a heart will also do the same.

There are no spectacular fireworks in the movie, no hysterical confrontations and the like. But it was truly, deeply heartwrenching. I don't need any critic telling me about the movie's flaws because all I can remember is the story - and the brave, dedicated mother and woman that is Christine Collins.

Whether you're a mother or not, Changeling will change the way you will look at children. Changeling will teach you what self-sacrifice and unconditional love is all about.

2 comments:

  1. adding you in all four blogs, welcome to blogosphere teacher maia...

    ReplyDelete