Last weekend Doug and I saw Clint Eastwood's Changeling. It was fabulous. He shows great restraint throughout the film and I was never once bored. This film could have been a real tear-jerker. But it gracefully avoided cliches and stuck to the facts.
It was horrifying to watch a woman being treated so cruelly and without respect. Women and children were both devalued in this story.
And I know it sounds cheezey, but it all ended with a message of hope. It was beautiful. Tragic. And so artfully told without overtelling anything.
Clint Eastwood is such the master and from what I understand, he's the best director out there who treats his actors with a great amount of respect. I think he's probably the only honorable man left in Hollywood!