Case 39 (2009)

Directed by Christian Alvart.  Written by Ray Wright.  Starring Renee Zellweger, Bradley Cooper and Jodelle Ferland.

Plot: a social worker (Zellweger) goes into what she believes is an abusive home to rescue a little girl (Ferland)


What good can I say about this movie?  Well, the effects were cool, the cast was attractive and adept and the movie was very well made.  But it wasn’t enough.  Why?


Because we’re a bit tired of the demon child premise.  This “twist” ending is just so saturated already.  We can’t handle it anymore.

Besides that, this movie also fails it’s demon.  Apparently it’s not a little girl at all, but what is it exactly?  I mean, what sort of demon?  Why take the shape of a little girl?  What does it want?  Why is it there at all?  And crosses don’t hurt it?  Why the shit not?  Demons are evil beings from hell aren’t they?  Why is this one so special?

This movie leaves you with more questions than answers.  We hate that and can’t recommend a movie like that.  I really wanted to like it, but I just didn’t.

My score: 40.  DJ’s score: 35.

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