Case 39

Case 39

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Director: Christian Alvart

Cast: Christian Alvart, Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane

     
 

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Prompted to rescue ten-year-old Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) from her parents after allegations of abuse suggest that the child is not safe in her own home, kind-hearted social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) discovers to her horror that the situation is far deadlier than she ever suspected

Overview

Prompted to rescue ten-year-old Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) from her parents after allegations of abuse suggest that the child is not safe in her own home, kind-hearted social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) discovers to her horror that the situation is far deadlier than she ever suspected. Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper also star in the thriller from Antibodies director Christian Alvart.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929312429
Original Release:
2010
Rating:
R
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Time:
1:49:00
Sales rank:
3,275

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Renée Zellweger Emily Jenkins
Jodelle Ferland Lilith Sullivan
Ian McShane Detective Barron
Bradley Cooper Doug
Callum Keith Rennie Edward Sullivan
Adrian Lester Wayne
Kerry O'Malley Margaret Sullivan
Cynthia Stevenson Nancy
Alexander Conti Diego
Philip Cabrita Javier
Vanesa Tomasino Javier's Wife
Mary Black Custody Judge
Domenico D'Ambrosio Plainclothes Cop
Benita Ha Therapist
John Carroll Judge
Michael Bean Co-Worker
Lesley Ewan Co-Worker
David Patrick Green Chief Psychiatrist
Deejay Jackson Bus Driver
Taya Calicetto Young Emily
Alisen Down Emily's Mother
Darryl Quon Inmate
Suzanne Bastien Nurse
Jane Braithwaite Nurse
Fulvio Cecere Fire Marshall
Colin Lawrence Police Sergeant
Dagmar Midcap News Anchor
Fran Gebhard Coordinator
Bill Mondy Interviewer
Andrew Airlie Doctor
Sarah-Jane Redmond Barron's Wife
Charles Zuckermann Demon Person
Yvonne Valdez Mrs. Lynch
Paul Duchart Priest
Daniel Bacon Businessperson
Darren E. "Choo" Scott Young Cop
Dallas Blake Detention Center Cop
Phillip Mitchell Lead Guard
Bruce Fowler Conductor

Technical Credits
Christian Alvart Director
Wayne Bennett Production Manager
Hagen Bogdanski Cinematographer
Heike Brandstatter Casting
Darren Brisker Sound Mixer
Michl Britsch Score Composer
Lisa Bruce Co-producer
Ross Dempster Art Director
Ron Eng Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Steve Golin Producer
Patrice Leung Asst. Director
Lisa Love Makeup
Coreen Mayrs Casting
Kevin Misher Producer
Monique Prudhomme Costumes/Costume Designer
John Willett Production Designer
Ray Wright Screenwriter

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Case 39 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MaxSisc More than 1 year ago
Case 39 undeservingly was dumped into the theaters last October with horrible word-of-mouth and with a pitifully weak advertising campaign. It's release date was shifted more than a handful of times over a few years and after seeing the finished product, I cannot fathom why. I highly recommend watching the trailer before the movie and before reading any detailed reviews. Unfortunately, the US seemed to be the last place this movie premiered and by then, internet bloggers spoiled the mystery and ruined the preview's setup. On paper, the movie's premise seems generic but the approach is very original thanks to the screenwriter Ray Wright and director Christian Alvart . An altruistic social worker(Renee Zellweger)reaches out to a troubled youth(Jodelle Ferland)whom may or may not be evil. I don't want to say anymore about the plot, mostly because I'd give away the fates of some characters. While I didn't think the movie was scary-I didn't think similar movies like The Exorcist or The Ring are scary either-but the movie never lost my attention and I was entertained. I was surprised by the dvd's supplements, considering the movie didn't perform very well at the box office- a few documentaries, mostly fluff, and over 10 deleted scenes and alternate ending- I'm glad it stayed an alternate. One final thought: I think most critics unfairly marginalzed Case 39 because of it's shifting release date-usually a sign of trouble- and also due to it's lead actress's last four movies. While I didn't enjoy any of her films in the last five years, except Case, I've always thought Renee Zellweger is one of the best in her profession and I hope she picks more films like this in the future.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago