Abandon Poster

Release Date: October 18th, 2002

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2003

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
A psychological thriller about a senior (Katie Holmes) at one of America's most prestigious universities. Under enormous pressure to complete her thesis and earn a top job at one of the world's most competitive consulting firms, Katie is still coping with the sudden unexplained disappearance of her first love two years prior. As the investigation continues, Katie is forced to choose between past passions and new possibilities, even as new facts are uncovered.

Cast: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Charlie Hunnam, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, Gabriel Mann, Mark Feuerstein, Melanie Lynskey

Director: Stephen Gaghan

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Production Co: Bedford Falls Productions, Paramount Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Lynda Obst Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friend, Mystery, 2000s, Investigation, Pursuit, Tense

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A moody, effective thriller for about 80 percent of the way, and then our hands close on air. If you walk out before the ending, you'll think it's better than it is. show more

  • The biggest surprise may be what the filmmaker doesn't show; he withholds a big dramatic payoff, so the audience must fill in the blanks. show more

  • Has the integrity of good dialogue and enough of a writer's preserved craftiness to make it a worthwhile date-night attraction. show more

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