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A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two year, unexplained absence... Written by Lane Shadgett

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Watch who you leave behind.


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Rated PG-13 for drug and alcohol content, sexuality, some violence and language | See all certifications »

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18 October 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,064,077 (USA) (18 October 2002)

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$10,719,367 (USA) (13 December 2002)
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Stephen Gaghan wrote the part of Katie Burke with Katie Holmes in mind. See more »

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When Katie goes to the job fair at the start of the film, one of the men throws her a ball. We hear the ball bounce before it even hits the floor. See more »

Quotes

Wade Handler: Did you think it was odd that, he still liked her a lot, and she hadn't really show him any real interest in over two years?
Mousy Julie: I thought it was the opposite of odd. Guys are drawn to her like bugs surround a bug lamp. For four years I've had the privilege of watching it.
Wade Handler: That bother you Julie?
Mousy Julie: Think you see the horns of jealousy? You got my angle? You might want to ask yourself why you're so interested in her. They think it's a cultish vulnerability... but it's just self obsession: The pea-brain ...
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Highbrow exercise in a usually lowbrow genre.
24 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Katie Holmes is well-cast as an intellectual college student in this intellectual thriller, a strange bird of a movie to sit alongside the current batch of "teen" horror films (did you know that in this one the students actually - gasp!- study?). Admittedly it moves at a measured pace (some would say "like molasses"), and doesn't really take off until the last 2 minutes or so (!), when it presents a final twist which I, for one, did not see coming, and which saves the entire picture. All through the film you get the feeling they have something to show you at the end, and indeed they do, but perhaps they shouldn't have waited so long to get there. Excellent score and cinematography. (**1/2)


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