And even though he has short screen-time, Rennie brings a good level of intensity to his character. Renne Zellweger is excellent as the empathic, Emily Jenkins. Watch Case 39 2009 Full Movie dvd quality online. There are various elements in the screenplay we have seen in other movies. It created a very creepy atmosphere that stayed til the very end. It was a nice little surprise for this major horror fan.
The story paces itself perfectly and draws you into its sphere of horror with a soft hand and kicks you out with a firm smack at the end. In summary, Case 39 is nothing extraordinary or highly memorable; but I think it is effective for having a good time, and I recommend it because of that. The chemistry between the two leads is what compliments what is a rather twisted but truly fantastic story. Some cases should never be opened. Emily connects to the sweet Lilith and during the night, she feels that the girl would be in danger and together with Detective Barron Ian McShane , they invade the Sullivan's house and find the couple trying to burn Lilith inside the oven. The plot is good, as at first it makes you feel so sympathetic and sorry for the girl, then it slowly prepares you for something entirely different. 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 finds the parents very weird persons and forces Wayne to summon them for additional interviews. Starring by : renée zellweger as emily jenkins, jodelle ferland as lillith sullivan, ian mcshane as detective mike barron, kerry o'malley as margaret sullivan, callum keith rennie as edward sullivan, bradley cooper as douglas j. If you are a horror fan then this movie should put an evil lil grin on your bloody face. She is in fact superb as the rather troubled youngster. As for the rest of the actors, they feel a bit bland. The young actress,Jodelle Ferland, is generally really good and at times, show stealing. However, even though the story lacks of originality, Case 39 is entertaining, because Alvart created a good rhythm and some solid moments of tension.
I checked this movie out after watching a trailer online and I gotta say, it delivered. Emily requests to take care of Lilith and the girl moves to her house. Lilith is sent to a child care and she asks Emily to adopt her. 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. Given, this movie could've supported better acting I'm looking at you, Renee and directing but if you're looking to be entertained and a little creeped out for 90 minutes then check it out. I just wish i could go back and watch it for the first time all over again. However, despite its lack of innovation, I had a good time watching Case 39, thanks to Christian Alvart's concise and dynamic direction and the competent performances from Renee Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland and Callum Keith Rennie.
Everything in Case 39 is at least very good. However, her chief Wayne Adrian Lester delivers two more cases for her and Emily heads to interview the family of Lilith Sullivan Jodelle Ferland , the young abused daughter of Edward Sullivan Callum Keith Rennie and Margaret Sullivan Kerry O'Malley. Though Renee Zellweger is not particularly convincing as a social worker, she conveys her feeling of threat very well, making her stressed out character vivid. 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, if you stray more towards romcoms and drama then go rent Love Actually or some other random terrible movie.
Sooner Emily learns that Lilith is not as innocent as she seems to be. The end is not bad with the victory of the good, but this film deserved a better and darker ending. In recent years, she has created a very different image, but her performance in Case 39 feels realistic and effective. The only sad thing is a lack of replay value. For better or for worse, the story is an homogeneous combination of the well known elements we have seen on many movies which show kids involved on paranormal events. The story is so engaging and scary, that I wanted to see more of what's going to happen, yet I wanted to see less because it's scary. What is more, the story is well structured.
Ferland creates a good aura of threaten with her role; I liked not to see her trying to apparent evilness, because that is the point where almost all the child actors I have seen in the past in similar movies fail. . Zellweger made her return to horror with Case 39 after 15 years since her unworthy appearance on the atrocious The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. 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.
Really perfectly cast for the role and gives the film an underlying security, which for me at least, was needed. . . . . .
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