Film of the day: Changeling (2008)

Angelina Jolie in Changeling (2008). Universal Pictures, all rights reserved.

Set in 1920s America, single mother Christine returns home from work to find her son is missing. When reunited with the missing child, Christine claims the boy is not her son, and sets out to find the truth.

Bringing together Clint Eastwood as director and Angelina Jolie in the lead role, Jolie gives a brilliantly emotional performance as the distraught mother; a role which rightly earned her an Oscar nomination.

Based on a true story, a lot of the script was drawn from the original case. Changeling is a very interesting film with many themes explored. Although running at 140 minutes long, not a minute of this film is boring to watch.

Changeling is on ITV3 at 23.05.