Saturday, January 31, 2009


USA 2008

Details  imdb

Seen 24 January 2009

Angelina Jolie gives a strong performance as the mother who lost her son and her struggle against officialdom. This is based on a true story and Los Angeles in the late 1920s was governed by seedy characters. The law enforcement agencies would try their best to keep the status quo to their advantage.

Any questioning of the official position in any matter is dealt with in a heavy handed manner. And unfortunately, the mother in the story happened to be one who questions the authority. At first the officials tolerate her but when her insistence that the boy they found was not her son, became the starting point of her nightmare.

A remarkable story of the magnitude, official power has at its disposal, to do as it pleases. Fortunately, there are those who are willing to step up and take the gauntlet. The heroes of the day and their sacrifices, we must be thankful that their good work will be continued as long as there is injustice.



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