Case 39 (2009) Full Movie

Case 39
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Case 39 (2009) : In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins believes she has seen it all, until she meets 10-year-old Lilith and the girl's cruel parents. Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm the child, and so Emily assumes custody of Lilith while she looks for a foster family. However, Emily soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent girl, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

Title Case 39 (2009)
Release Date Aug 13, 2009
Genres , ,
Production Company Paramount Vantage, Misher Films, Anonymous Content, Case 39 Productions
Production Countries Canada, United States of America
Casts Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Bradley Cooper, Adrian Lester, Cynthia Stevenson, Alexander Conti, Philip Cabrita, Vanesa Tomasino
Plot Keywords child abuse, detective, office, social worker, supernatural, murder, mental institution, violence, cityscape, drawn, falling elevator, pier, super power, deadly, mind and soul
Emily Jenkins
Emily Jenkins
Renée Zellweger
Lillith Sullivan
Lillith Sullivan
Jodelle Ferland
Detective Mike Barron
Detective Mike Barron
Ian McShane
Margaret Sullivan
Margaret Sullivan
Kerry O'Malley
Edward Sullivan
Edward Sullivan
Callum Keith Rennie
Douglas J. Ames
Douglas J. Ames
Bradley Cooper
Wayne
Wayne
Adrian Lester
Nancy
Nancy
Cynthia Stevenson
Diego
Diego
Alexander Conti
Javier
Javier
Philip Cabrita
Javier's Wife
Javier's Wife
Vanesa Tomasino
Custody Judge
Custody Judge
Mary Black
Domenico D'Ambrosio
Domenico D'Ambrosio
Domenico D'Ambrosio
Therapist
Therapist
Benita Ha
Judge
Judge
J. Winston Carroll
Co-Worker
Co-Worker
Michael Bean
Co-Worker
Co-Worker
Lesley Ewen
Chief Psychiatrist
Chief Psychiatrist
David Patrick Green
Bus Driver
Bus Driver
Dee Jay Jackson
Young Emily
Young Emily
Taya Calicetto
Emily's Mother
Emily's Mother
Alisen Down
Inmate
Inmate
Darryl Quon
Nurse
Nurse
Suzanne Bastien
Nurse
Nurse
Jane Braithwaite
Police Sergeant
Police Sergeant
Colin Lawrence
Coordinator
Coordinator
Fran Gebhard
News Anchor
News Anchor
Dagmar Midcap
Interviewer
Interviewer
Bill Mondy
Doctor
Doctor
Andrew Airlie
Barron's Wife
Barron's Wife
Sarah-Jane Redmond
Demon Person
Demon Person
Charles Zuckermann
Mrs. Lynch
Mrs. Lynch
Yvonne Valdez
Priest
Priest
Paul Duchart
Businessperson
Businessperson
Daniel Bacon
Young Cop
Young Cop
Darren E. Scott
Detention Center Cop
Detention Center Cop
Dalias Blake
Lead Guard
Lead Guard
Phillip Mitchell
Fire Marshall
Fire Marshall
Fulvio Cecere

Reviews

  • John Chard

    Keep Away From Children. Case 39 is directed by Christian Alvart and written by Ray Wright. It stars Renee Zellwegger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper. Music is by Michl Britsch and cinematography by Hagen Bodanski. Another in the long line of demonic/psycho children films, Case 39 sat on the shelf for a few years before finally seeing the light of day around 2009. Met with a whole bunch of negative reviews it is somewhat pleasing to find that while it’s not a misunderstood classic or anything, it actually works well within this sub-genre of horror. Story in short order form has Zellwegger as Emily Jenkins, a social worker who after rescuing young Lilly Sullivan from crazed parents, takes her in on a temporary foster basis and soon comes to regret it. Offering up a more supernatural slant than many other films of a similar ilk, German director Alvart does still follow the familiar formula for crazed child movies. Lillith (unsubtle name or what?!) serenely ingratiates herself into Emily’s world and that of the people around her, then of course things start happening, bad things. Having taken his time to build it up during the first half, Alvart then revels in unleashing demonic chaos, with young Ferland giving an unnervingly superb performance as Lilly. The shocks and psychological torments are tidily crafted, and it all builds to a suitably daft and frenetic finale. It’s too long at nearly two hours in length, it’s sometimes silly and it’s cliché heavy. However, some striking scenes, a mightily strong child performance and the decent chiller thriller fun factor, lifts this just above average status. 6/10

  • Reno

    **Just do your job! Don't think above that like you can be a saviour!** It looked like some kind of thriller, that's what anybody would say if they read the title correctly. The story was suspense, well developed to keep that for a very long time. Though it had no major twist, just a revelation like clarifying our doubts. Because most of the storyline seems alike 'Orphan', the film that came just months before this one. But this is a horror theme, I mean real horror, not a terror-horror like 'Orphan'. The overall story relied on one big secret that revealed at some time in the final act. I have seen many films about the child abuse, and this one set in as a same kind of theme, but takes a turn during the end of the first act. So when a social worker, Emily, finds a ten year old Lilith was abused by her own parents, she takes her away from them, followed by theirs arrest. Later, Emily adopts Lilith, but soon finds some strange events around her circle. That leads to suspect Lilith, but could not prove anything. Finding the truth becomes her first priority, but how she's going to solve it is what leads us to the conclusion part. I haven't seen Renee Zellweger in any recent films, she looked so good in this. Jodelle Ferland too was good as a little girl, the most important role in the film. But Bradley Cooper was in a small part. I think it was a decent film, but not a fresh theme, except developed differently with a new cast. If you are a big horror film fan, you might disappoint with it. Because those parts were minimised and the suspense was maximised. Yet surely most of us can easily predict many scenes, event the ending. So I conclude my review saying it is a decent watch. _6.5/10_