MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 84,725 this week

Abrupt Decision (2011)

Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  20 December 2011 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 63 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Denis went into the office Friday morning. Ten minutes later he was fired and his entire world changed. As a man in mid-life crisis, he believed there has to be more to life than this. A stray dog in the park opens his eyes.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 148 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 75 titles
created 18 Aug 2012
 
a list of 568 titles
created 22 Aug 2012
 
a list of 586 titles
created 21 Mar 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Abrupt Decision" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Abrupt Decision (2011)

Abrupt Decision (2011) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Abrupt Decision.

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Fabulous High (TV Movie 2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Sean Willis
Stars: Chris Schellenger, Derek Efrain Villanueva, Kimberly Tran
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Phil and his friends try to piece together what happened at the previous night's drugs, sex and booze filled party. As they dig deeper, it becomes clear that whatever happened, it was one epic night.

Director: Dante
Stars: Carlee Baker, Amanda Barton, Felicia Blade
To a Tee (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A seriocomic feature about a playwright who feeds off his stubborn attraction to the wrong type of guy. When he attracts the attention of a newspaper columnist who will champion his work, ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Riddlehoover
Stars: Matt Riddlehoover, Lindsey Hancock Williamson, Brandon Eaves
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

What starts as a miserable day in a dead end job turns into a fight for survival as Aaron. Albeit the odds are against him, Aaron rises to the challenge to conquer his fears and vanquish his enemies.

Director: Paul Bright
Stars: Matthew Burnett, Rafiel Soto, Christopher Lee Gibson
Alex and Leo (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Leo, an advertising executive in his mid-30s, falls in love with Alex who's just gotten out of a long-term relationship. While Alex doesn't quite know how to react to Leo's advances, Leo's facing trouble with Alex's oddball clique.

Director: Ives-Yuri Garate
Stars: Marcel Schlutt, Andre Schneider, Sascia Haj
No Night Is Too Long (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shankland
Stars: Lee Williams, Marc Warren, Mikela Jay
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox
Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen
Big Eden (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town.

Director: Thomas Bezucha
Stars: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay
Boys (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A sexually awakening gay teen athlete finds himself in a budding relationship with his mutually attracted relay race teammate.

Director: Mischa Kamp
Stars: Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet, Jonas Smulders
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tel Aviv, Summer 1989.Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

Director: Yariv Mozer
Stars: Yoav Reuveni, Yehuda Nahari, Yariv Mozer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life,... See full summary »

Director: Julián Hernández
Stars: Hugo Catalán, Gabino Rodríguez, Andrea Portal
Boys Like Us (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Neurotic, Parisian, gay, and thirty-something, three friends lost their way in Austrian mountains. From dizzying summits to huge abyss, now could be the right time to take stock of their lives, lovers, and friendships.

Director: Patric Chiha
Stars: Florian Carove, Raphaël Bouvet, Jonathan Capdevielle
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Denis
David LaDuca ...
Milosz
Cynthia Schiebel ...
Mary
Jacquelyn Lies ...
Jackie Juggs
Paul Bright ...
Marty
Peggy Mae Binn ...
Neighbor Johnson
Matthew Burnett ...
Trick
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Doctor Hunter
...
Faith Owens
Benjamin Baronet ...
Alex
Terri Merritt Bennett ...
Grandma Morgan
Jay Birchard ...
Robert
Tim Brough ...
Dr. Pyramid
Gayle Chanson ...
Mrs. Owens
Logan Clark ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Denis went into the office Friday morning. Ten minutes later he was fired and his entire world changed. As a man in mid-life crisis, he believed there has to be more to life than this. A stray dog in the park opens his eyes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

stray dog | office | dog | park | flag | See All (28) »

Taglines:

When life depends on it.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Zeit der Entscheidung  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Puppy Love
31 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Denis is having a rotten week. He just lost his job of 11 years. His relationship is gone stale, and rocky. His Mother, a sweet and overbearing woman, is seriously ill. With all the turmoil going on around him, what does Mom suggest? "Get a dog." But when Denis goes to the pound and can't decide which dog he wants, the one he finally chooses is gone when he goes back. When he finds out why, Dennis decides exactly what his modern mid-life crisis needs.

He makes his "Abrupt Decision" (the fifth feature from filmmaker Paul Bright) when he realizes that his creative collapse mirrors that of the dogs' dangerous lives. With some inspiration from his Mom (Cynthia Schiebel) and the reluctant support of his partner, Milosz (David LaDuca), Denis (Steve Callahan) decides that saving the lives of animals and educating people on their care is his way into a meaningful second act. You know how the saying goes, if you don't want to be upstaged in a movie, stay away from children and dogs? Despite the superb job by Steve and David, the pups are "Abrupt Decision's" scene stealers. But beware. Even with the cute pooches running amuck, this is a very emotionally striking movie.

In the new economy, where men like Denis can find their lives upended and discover that your expertise vaporized after 50, there are many among us who will relate to the impact of "Abrupt Decision's" story. As Denis struggles to find the right decisions in matters of utmost importance, you may put down the doggy treats and reach for the hankies. I'll certainly say that the film is a must-see for pet-lovers, but it also carries an intimate, personal life story.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Abrupt Decision (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?