February 17, 2009
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First of all, a couple of birthday wishes. Two very special ppl have their birthdays today, my pyaari little sister Shivani & dear friend Shradha.
Wish you both a very Happy Birthday, & God bless.
…let the candles continue forever!
Enjoy & have a rollicking day! *MUAAH* 😀
Genre:Crime | Drama | History | Mystery
Cast:Angelina Jolie, Gattlin Griffith, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Michael Kelly, Jason Butler Harner
Tagline:To find her son, she did what no one else dared.
Release Date:31 October 2008(USA)
I saw this movie today & it was heart wrenching to say the least.
Jolie is has portrayed a very de-glamourised role & has done some pretty good work. The movie starts off simply, showing the life of a mother & child in the late 20’s. The movie progresses quickly to the main theme & Angelina [Christine] does a credible job as a distraught mother, waiting for news & apprehensive about the offing. The movie really becomes interesting upon the return of her “son”. As it is based on a true story it seems even more disturbing. We come to see the face of an obstinate police officer representing the LAPD…a police department embroiled in many illegal acts, facing a serious image & trust fallout with the public. An officer, who will go to any lengths to prove Christine wrong so as to protect his as well his departments reputation. It is scary because there is a complete violation of all fundamental rights of a person, just because they ask a public servant to do their duty. You see doctors stating reduction in height as completely normal, civic liberties going for a toss & hospitals become torture chambers to “re-educate” the troublemakers.
The performances by all the actors are extremely convincing. You will hate the cops, the doctor & the others incharge. You will feel the pain & the helplessness of Christine as well as her well-wishers. Finally when Christine is vindicated, so are you. You applaud her courage to stand up to odds that had always been against her & come out victorious.
A must watch.