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Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Mystery | 18 October 2002 (USA)
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... See full summary »

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

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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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After the cop talks to Katie and he drops her off, she has a conversation with Harrison and her hair repeatedly jumps about between shots. See more »

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Embry Larkin: [looks through Katie's calendar book] You're a virgin.
[grins]
Embry Larkin: Nobody this organized ever had time for sex.
[throws the book out of the window]
Embry Larkin: Right, Katie from Rushville. If you have a voice, you sing. Nobody ever said "If you had a voice, take finance."
[throws the finance book out as well]
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The State We're In
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
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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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