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Rated R · 109 minutes · 2010

Horror, Thriller
Left sitting on the shelf for more than two years, Case 39 stars Renée Zellweger as Emily, a social worker who takes in an apparently abused girl named Lily (Jodelle Ferland) who is haunted by something rather sinister. The movie isn’t bad and offers some decent scares; why it sat on the shelf for as long as it did is a mystery, as it’s better than a lot of the dreck that Hollywood releases. The acting is decent; Zellweger is flanked by the always-dependable Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane in supporting roles. However, an egregiously misleading ad campaign and a few bits of badly written dialogue hurt the movie. There is one line Cooper has regarding restraining orders that is quite possibly the most unintentionally hilarious thing I’ve ever heard in a movie. In summation: good acting and bad one-liners make this worthy of at least a matinee.
Official Site: www.case39movie.com
Director: Christian Alvart
Producer: Steve Golin and Kevin Misher
Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O'Malley and Callum Rennie

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The Coast Halifax Solving Case 39 You don't need many clues to guess why Rene Zellweger's film stayed on the shelf for two years. by Matt Semansky 10/07/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Oct. 1 A protective vampire; an Australian crime family; something from Fight Club's Fincher; a dive becomes the place to be; teens and their virginity; Oliver Stone's long-awaited Wall Street sequel; and the high-school bully finally gets what's due to her. It's all at the movies. 10/01/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Social Network, Let Me In, Case 39 and more. 09/30/2010

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