|Eastwood directs the hot bird|
Angelina Jolie is excellent in the role of the mother whose son is missing and so nuanced is her performance that the viewer is often unsure if she is indeed suffering from delusions and whether the kid the police have returned to her is indeed her missing son. Of course any familiarity with the true life case upon which this film is based will forewarn the viewer about what is really happening, but the story is so gently yet powerfully played out, that the viewer is sucked into the movie. There's no escape until the final frame.
Clint is known for being a very straight forward director. He shoots short days, he uses essentially the same simple score in all his movies and he avoids visual effects for the most part, all the while, however, he manages to make a lot of great movies and this is one of them. There are two main special features on the DVD, one focusing on Angelina Jolie becoming the main character of Christine Collins, while the other is a quick, thirteen minute featurette on the making of the film.
Ahh well it's Invictus next for me, which has also been sitting, unwatched, on my shelf for quite some time.