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Abandoned (2011)

Angels Crest (original title)
R | | Drama | 30 December 2011 (USA)
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The disappearance of a 3-year-old boy divides a tightly knit community and culls out its secrets.

Director:

Gaby Dellal

Writers:

Leslie Schwartz (novel), Catherine Trieschmann (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ameko Eks Mass Carroll ... Nate
Thomas Dekker ... Ethan
Mira Sorvino ... Angie
Emma Macgillivray Emma Macgillivray ... Rosie
Dave Brown Dave Brown ... Frank
Colin A. Campbell ... Paul
Lynn Collins ... Cindy
Joseph Morgan ... Rusty
Greg Lawson ... Bill
Marty Antonini ... Charlie
Chris Ippolito ... Will
Jonathan Lachlan Stewart Jonathan Lachlan Stewart ... Kyle
Elizabeth McGovern ... Jane
Kate Walsh ... Roxanne
Mathieu Bourassa ... Clerk
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Storyline

With his alcoholic former wife, Cindy, always absent, the young single father, Ethan, is trying his best to bring up his three-year-old son, Nate, all by himself. However, as the father and son embark on a bonding trip in the snow-covered wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, one wrong decision and a momentary lapse of judgment seal Nate's fate, resulting in his disappearance. Now, tragedy and profound guilt divide the close-knit, working-class community of Angels Crest, as the fading boundaries between right and wrong throw the town into confusion. Can the truth set one free? Can there be forgiveness for the terrible mistakes of the past? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

One town. One life. One wrong turn.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the cafe scene when Melody is eating the hot dog, the song playing is 'One Thing Leads to Another' by Sadie and the Hotheads. 'Sadie' is Elizabeth McGovern who plays Jane in this film. See more »

Connections

References Donkey Kong (1981) See more »

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Open Your Heart (to Jesus)
Written & Performed by Philip Pope
Published by Air-Edel Associates Ltd
Licensed Courtesy of Air-Edel Associates Ltd
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A Horrid Adaptation with Pretty Scenery
28 December 2011 | by track100See all my reviews

Angel's Crest contains lots of pretty pictures with actors doing bland unmotivated performances. The director spent too much time perfecting the setting instead of working on developing the characters. It was just a lousy adaptation of the novel. Half of the supporting characters should have been left out, so they could have given the main characters something to do besides drinking, smoking, and slowly walking around. Law & Order episodes can do more in 44 minutes than this movie did in 2 hours. Jeremy Piven barely had time to do anything; it felt like he shot his part in two days or something. Lynn Collins was gross and not much else.

It's a pretty looking waste of time that didn't earn it's ending. A typical not-good-enough-for-a-real-release Magnolia presentation.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Coleman, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$407, 1 January 2012

Gross USA:

$832

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,037
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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