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Descent (2007)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  26 April 2007 (USA)
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A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maya
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Jared
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Adrian
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Bodega Girl
Jonathan Neil Schneider ...
Archeology Professor (as Jon Schneider)
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Professor Byron
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Melanie
Paul Sado ...
Downstairs Guy
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Upstairs Guy
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Denise
Aisleagh Jackson ...
Construction Girl
Robert Lehrer ...
Speaker
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Seline
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Tyler
Colombe Jacobsen-Derstine ...
Nadia
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Storyline

In the winter of her senior year, Maya talks to Jared at a frat party, accepts his invitation to dinner at a nice restaurant, then goes to his apartment, just to talk. He assaults her. Her personality changes, she's withdrawn; she graduates and takes a job at a clothing store, staying apart from co-workers. At night, she's someone else: a beauty at the club scene, dancing, seductive, sniffing cocaine, becoming the friend of a heavy hitter. She thinks about her racial identity. That fall, she's a grad student, and Jared is in an exam she proctors. She invites him to her apartment; he's certain she's stuck on him. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for brutal rape, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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26 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$8,411 (USA) (10 August 2007)

Gross:

$13,361 (USA) (17 August 2007)
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Gone (Fly Away)
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Performed by Neil Nathan
Produced by Bobby Harlow
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if you don't watch it to the end,you won't understand it
12 May 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Descent is an odd little movie.not too much happens for most of it's running time.in fact,until you get to the last 20 minutes or so,the rest of the movie has no context.people just do things for no discernible reason.plus,all the character are wretches,so that also makes it harder to have much interest.it basically felt like i had walked in during the middle of a movie,with no idea what had transpired before.it is a very slow movie,and it is disturbing at times,but if you can get through it,it sort of makes sense in the end.if you're not the patient sort,then you should skip this movie.otherwise,i'd say give it a shot.i thought it was worth it in the end.for me,Descent is a 6/10


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