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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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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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Abandoned  »

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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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Trivia

The screenplay was suggested by the book "Adam's Fall" by Sean Desmond. See more »

Goofs

When Katie is first shown typing her thesis in the library, the speed of her typing does not match the speed of words appearing on the computer screen. 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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Lazy
Written by X-Press 2 and lyrics by David Byrne (uncredited)
Performed by X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne
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Something unexpected
14 October 2002 | by (Kansas City, MO) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to think of this film during the first hour. I thought it was unfocused and a bit confusing at first. But sit through this one, once you get to the end, you will see there is a reason for the unfocused quality of the film. I will not say anymore about the story than that. Katie Holmes is fantastic in this film, I will watch her movie career with interest. Her acting is somewhat reminiscent of Ashley Judd, but not completely. It may seem to some people that this film is slowly paced, but stick with it. It's worth it. 8/10


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