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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.
Emily Jenkins (Renee Zellweger) is a social worker with a heart. That is why she not only removes Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland) from her physically abusive parents, but also brings the young girl into her own house until a foster family can be arranged. However, the case is even more serious than Emily realizes, and her emotional response is about to bring the real danger home.
Why Is Case 39 Rated R?
Case 39 is rated R for violence and terror including disturbing images.
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This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:
- Frequent and/or prolonged portrayals of graphic violence.
- Depictions of fighting, stabbing and torture (some involving children).
- Detailed gory and grotesque images.
- Frequent portrayals of emotional and psychological suffering and peril to children.
- Upsetting or disturbing scenes that may cause an extreme adverse psychological impact.
- Mild sexual references.
- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.
- Infrequent use of cursing and scatological expressions.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Case 39 releases to DVD and Blu-ray on January 4, 2011.