The events depicted in “Changeling” are so bizarre and disturbing that it’s
difficult to accept that they’re based in fact. Yet that’s the case.
The movie is a slightly fictionalized look at events surrounding the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, which occurred in Wineville, Calif. (now Mira Loma) during the late 1920s and early 1930s, and it is as extraordinary as it is gloomy.
The focus is on Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie), a single mother doing her best to raise her young son, Walter, while working full time in Los Angeles. One day, when called into work, she allows Walter to stay home alone, and the moment changes her life.
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