I find it disturbing that parents would shove their 10 year old kid inside their oven and try to *gasp* roast her alive.
But you have to watch CASE 39 to understand why they would subject themselves to being condemned by a social worker like Renee who was very much repulsed by such un-parently behavior; you’d have to understand why you want to kick yourself in the arse for watching something predictable yet still is glued to the tv screen.
Fun to watch a kid turned psycho. Not fun to actually come to terms with your fears. Ugly and not fun, at all. This also brings me to that Q&A scene between the psychiatrist and Lilith. “What are your fears? Everyone seems to have one.” or, “You must have at least a YES in those questions.”
So I thought Case 39 was another remake of the movie, Orphan, whose character becomes unpredictable and turns all moviegoers to get scared of kids now. If you like the Orphan, you might want to check out Case 39.
Even if the story is predictable, you can’t help but get scared sometimes. Especially with that gruesome visual effects of burnt skin and demon faces that is shown without warning. I. Hate. When. That. Happens. It doesn’t give me time to cover my eyes!
2 Stars Out of 5
Child actress Jodelle Ferland has so much potential! She doesn’t have that bubble gum factor Dakota Fanning has. Ten percent of the entire film actually scares you but the rest were just a huge effort to go on watching. You’d jump for a while and get psychologically intrigued by all that babble but you’d realize Renee is too cute for this movie. One last question, why can’t scary young girls be blonde this time?
About Case 39
Paramount Pictures Presents A Misher Films/Anonymous Content Production ‘Case 39’ starring Renee Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane and Bradley Cooper. The film is directed by Christian Alvart from a screenplay written by Ray Wright. The producers are Steve Golin and Kevin Misher. Lisa Bruce is the co-producer. The director of photography is Hagen Bogdanski. The production designer is John Willett. The film is edited by Mark Goldblatt, A.C.E. The costume designer is Monique Prudhomme. Music is by Michl Britsch.
CASE 39 is released and distributed by United International Pictures thru Solar Entertainment Corp last 03 February 2010 (Wednesday).