A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.
Release Year: 2009
Rating: 6.1/10 (23,256 voted)
Critic's Score: 25/100
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland
"Case 39" centers on an idealistic social worker who saves an abused 10-year-old girl from her parents only to discover that the girl is not as innocent as she thinks.
Det. Mike Barron
Callum Keith Rennie
J. Winston Carroll
(as John Carroll)
They'll never stop. October 1
Release Date: 1 October 2010
Filming Locations: Burbank, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: £183,088
(7 March 2010)
(14 November 2010)
Did You Know?
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I can see you.
A suspenseful film, full of threat and uncertainty
This film is about a social worker taking a young girl into her home,
as the girl's parents tried to kill her.
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. 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. 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. "Case 39" is successful in
creating a suspenseful atmosphere, full of threat and uncertainty. I
don't know why "Case 39" is having trouble getting distribution and and
a release date, as I find it a very scary horror film.