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The two year-old disappearance of her boyfriend, Embry, forces Katie to choose between past passions and new possibilities as a police detective discovers surprising new fact about Embry's final days and his possible connection to another disappearance from campus.
Mystery - Not much happens for the first three-quarters of this movie.
no action or suspense or really anything that's of much interest.
It's basically an investigative drama about a cop looking for a
missing college student. Only at the very end does it get
interesting and somewhat suspenseful. The story also reveals a
surprise ending so you know why it showed you a lot of the previous
scenes. This surprise ending helps make the movie more interesting,
but it takes a long time getting there.
PROFANITY: 2 GD's, 2 S-words. Several others. SEX/NUDITY: There is sexual activity, but it's not shown. No nudity. VIOLENCE: A couple of people are hit in the head and killed. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some college kids drink a lot. Not a big part of movie. ACTION: None COMEDY: A dozen or so mildly funny moments.
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Review Good "Abandon hope all ye who enter Stephen Gaghan's
directorial debut expecting it to build on the promise of his Oscar-winning
James Berardinelli, Internet Critic
Review Below Average "With the flat characters and lifeless performances,
it's a wonder that anyone in the audience can stay awake all the way through
this dull and dreary production.''
Review Above Average "Abandon is a moody, effective thriller for
about 80 percent of the way, and then our hands close on air. If you walk out
before the ending, you'll think it's better than it is.''
Review Below Average "Director Stephen Gaghan serves up a jumbled campus
variation on Roman Polanski's far more macabre Repulsion, tossing in dorm
eccentrics and substance abuse. Holmes, of Dawson's Creek, will be up the
creek if she can't avoid movies like this. And so will you if you see it.''
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Katie (Katie Holmes) is under pressure. She faces exams,
completion of her thesis, and a competitive interview process, all of which is
compounded when a police detective, Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt), begins
investigating the two year-old disappearance of her boyfriend, Embry (Charlie
Hunnam), a young man whose memory haunts and obsesses her. As the investigation
continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new
possibilities, even as Handler is discovering surprising new facts about Embry's
final days and his possible connection to another disappearance from campus.