Directed by Clint Eastwood, Starring Angelia Jolie
This movie is based on a true story set in Los Angelos in 1928.
A single mother, Christine Collins (jolie) working for the telephone company comes home from work to find that her 12 year old son is missing. After searching the neighborhood she calls the police to report him missing.
As a sideline you see a local pastor lecturing about the corrupt police department.
After 5 months of searching the police come to tell Christine that her son has been found. When she arrives at the train station to meet him she immediately realizes that this is NOT her son. Because of all the publicity involved the police captain assures her that she must be wrong. That after 5 months her boy has gone through a lot of changes and she should take him home and "try him out". He asks her to take a picture with the boy for the paper.
Christine takes the boy home though she is adament that this is not her child, and feels that she can prove it. The police continue to ignore her and then to make threats against her when she will not "listen to them".
This movie portrays her battle with a corrupt police force during an era when women were to be seen and not heard.
There is not a lot of action in this movie, but it is very emotional and well played by all parts.
With the help of the pastor and one of the best lawyers in town Christing proves the police force wrong.
Again I don't want to tell you much more so as not to spoil this movie for you.
Worth renting and watching if for nothing more than a history lesson as this is based on a true story. It also gives you a pretty good idea in the difference between how women were viewed then and now.
As a personal side note I could never have lived "back then". This woman shows more restraint of her anger through the whole search than I ever could, simply because that was how she was raised and how women were expected to behave.