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Movie Buff: Case 39


Went for "Case 39" movie with Jocelyn last sunday at Times Square and honestly im pretty disappointed with the storyline. the story almost similiar with "Drag Me To Hell" and "Orphan". seriously i would suggest not to watch it at cinema. is just wasted your value of time and money! watch it if you are horror freak. lolx. xD
below is a summary the of movie:

"Case 39" is a horror film starring Renée Zellweger as social worker Emily Jenkins. Emily thinks she has seen it all until she meets her newest, most mysterious case - a troubled 10-year-old Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland). Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to kill Lillith, their only daughter. Emily saves her and decides to take her herself until the right foster family comes along. However, the situation soon escalates into danger.


In "Case 39", we see social worker Emily Jenkins (Renee Zellweger) trying to save Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) from her abusive parents without realising that it might not be the best decision of her life.

"Case 39" is no different from other horror films because there are some scenes that would make the audience jump. However, this film directed by Germany's Christian Alvart, lacks originality in the story. While watching, the writer was constantly reminded of a combination of films such as "Orphan" and "Drag Me To Hell". However, there is a memorable scene that the writer recalls clearly and that is the scene when Lilith's parents try to kill her by putting her in the oven.

Zellweger fails to deliver in this film. It's too bad really considering that Zellweger is a capable actress. Other than that, heartthrob Bradley Cooper as Douglas who loves Emily is also disappointing. Their romance is not convincing. Zellwager looks awkward acting oppsite Cooper. Who would have thought that the two would really date in real life! Jodelle Ferland who was ten at the time does not disappoint and outshines her co-stars! She managed to portray a troubled child and her eyes staring at you can be a bit creepy. For those who don't know, Isabelle Fuhrman who plays Esther in "Orphan" was once considered for the role of Lilith. Thank goodness Fehrland was chosen, otherwise it would have been boring watching Fuhrman rehashing her role.

A good horror film would not be complete without the use of good computer generated images (CGI). Unfortunately, not a of lot CGI was used and this makes the film quite dull. Even the special effects used during the scene when Douglas was in the bathroom looked ordinary and was not exciting. However, not all was dull like the scene when Emily burnt the house down, which looked real and convincing. For your information, in the scene that involved fire, the fire special effects for this film went out of control and burnt the whole set down including the stage studio and almost the entire crew's equipment. It was worth it though as the scene looked more realistic.

Though flawed,

"Case 39" a must-watch for horror fans!


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