• Case 39 (2010)

Case 39

Release Date: October 1st, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 4th, 2011

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

In her many years as a social worker, Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all -- until she meets 10-year-old Lilith (Jodelle Ferland) and the girl's cruel parents. When the parents try to harm the child, Emily assumes custody of Lilith while looking for a foster family. However, she soon finds that dark forces surround the seemingly innocent child, and the more she tries to protect Lilith, the more horrors she encounters.

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Cynthia Stevenson

Director: Christian Alvart

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Misher Films, Anonymous Content

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: 2000s , Suspenseful , Mystery ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 38
    Boston Globe

    Introduce the supernatural, and anything goes. Here, everything does. And that's a problem no one can solve. At least it wasn't called "Case 666." show more

  • 30
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Christian Alvart ("Pandorum") is unable to invest much stylization into the proceedings, and Ray Wright's by-the-book screenplay only serves as a reminder of the innumerable demon-child movies that have preceded this one. show more

  • 70
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    There is enough lurid, ludicrous subtext in the material to keep fans of such things happy. As trash, this is top of the line. show more

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