Monday, March 7, 2011

Case 39

Renee Zellweger plays a social services employee overwhelmed with 38 open case.  But they ain't nuthin' compared to newly assigned Case 39, of a girl whose parents seem out to get her.  Bradley Cooper and Ian McShane co-star as a psychiatrist and policeman, respectively, who befriend Zellweger in helping the girl.

This is the latest entry in the creepy little girl horror genre.  That genre is getting a little old, but seriously is there anything creepier than a creepy little girl?  This one is more than a little similar to 'Orphan', which was very entertaining.  In fact, the girl, played by Jodelle Ferland, even looks like the girl in 'Orphan'.  That's creepy in and of itself!

I had heard mostly poor things about this film.  And I admit, it seems derivative of other creepy girl horror films, and you can pretty much see where it's going, but I still kind of enjoyed it.  It's frightening at times and all in all a decent horror suspense thriller with some scares.  But please, enough of those creepy little girls.  I want to be able to buy some thin mints without having nightmares, is that too much to ask?

Grade: B

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