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At Theaters: 10/1/2010 On Video: 1/4/2011
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 49 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 559987
Studio: Paramount Vantage
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Family services social worker Emily Jenkins thinks she has seen it all... until she meets 10-year old Lilith Sullivan and the child's cruel and dangerous parents. Her worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to harm Lily, their only daughter. Frightened for her life, Emily enlists the help of Detective Mike Barron and takes Lily in while she continues the search for the perfect foster family. Just as it seems as though Lily is on her way to a more loving home, under the guidance of Emily and psychiatris, dark forces surrounding this young girl come to light and, little do they know, their attempts to protect her will only bring on greater horror.
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Horror Mystery Thriller - This is a thriller aimed at an adult audience, in particular females. Fans of co-star Bradley Cooper will be disappointed by his fairly limited screen time. Although there is a pre-teen girl in a lead role, this film is much too violent and intense for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Renee Zellweger MY ONE AND ONLY, NEW IN TOWN, APPALOOSA
Jodelle Ferland SILENT HILL
Ian McShane CORALINE, DEATH RACE, KUNG FU PANDA
Bradley Cooper A-TEAM, VALENTINE'S DAY, ALL ABOUT STEVE
Kerry O'Malley TV's - BROTHERHOOD
Callum Keith Rennie CODE NAME: THE CLEANER
Director: Christian Alvart PANDORUM
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About The Production
The Caseworker
The Foster Child
The Detective and the Child Psychologist
The Family
The Design
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 4 S-words, 1 other.
SEX/NUDITY: None
VIOLENCE: Fights, hits, stabbings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol.
ACTION: Fights and chases.
COMEDY: None
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Based on an Exit Polling of 38 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
5
Fairly High
80%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
4
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
11
About 50/50
64%
30+Adults (F)
15
Fairly High
73%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 38 moviegoers:
TEENS:One teen loved it and three enjoyed it very much. One hated it.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The males and most of the females enjoyed "Case 39" very much. One female rated it average, which is a bit low, but certainly not bad.
ADULTS:Very mixed reviews, especially from the males. About half the males enjoyed "Case 39" very much, but a good third were somewhat to very disappointed. The female reviews are also mixed but not as bad as the males. Most females enjoyed "Case 39" very much or loved it. About 25% were somewhat disappointed, rating it below average and poor.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Devoted family services specialist Emily Jenkins (Academy Award® winner Renee Zellweger) has seen it all - lies, neglect, abuse - domestic horrors of every type. That is, until she takes on Case 39: the case of 10-year-old Lillith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland), whose eerie, secretive family leaves Emily shaken and disturbed. When Lillith's parents attempt to harm their only child in a late-night ritual, Emily intervenes. Heartbroken by Lillith's loneliness and innocence, Emily decides to do something she has never allowed herself to do in the past: get personally involved. Hoping to do the right thing for the withdrawn girl, Emily offers Lillith a caring, happy home until she can find an adoptive family. That's when the real terror begins.

What pushed Lillith's family to the breaking point? Why does everyone who comes into contact with Lillith seem to suddenly become mad? And how will Emily survive the devastating secret fears that have come to the fore? To discover the truth, Emily must leave behind her rational beliefs and confront her most terrifying nightmares as she enters a supernatural realm where evil preys on humanity. Now, the one thing Emily has to fear is the power of fear itself.

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