AbandonOctober 18, 2002
A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job…
Release Year: 2002
Rating: 4.8/10 (5,991 voted)
Critic's Score: 36/100
Stars: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Charlie Hunnam
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…
Lieutenant Bill Stayton
(as Melanie Jayne Lynskey)
Dr. David Schaffer
Watch who you leave behind.
Official site [Italy] |
Release Date: 18 October 2002
Filming Locations: McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $5,064,077
(20 October 2002)
Did You Know?
Stephen Gaghan wrote the part of Katie Burke with Katie Holmes in mind.
When sitting around the table with her friends, the book Katie is holding changes between shots.
[walking into the play audition]
Okay, stop, stop! That was… appalling. Sopranos, this piece was written by monks who believed in God. They're singing not to other monks, but to God. They're singing to God about God. And you think I'm a tough audience.
Highbrow exercise in a usually lowbrow genre.
Katie Holmes is well-cast as an intellectual college student in this
intellectual thriller, a strange bird of a movie to sit alongside the
current batch of "teen" horror films (did you know that in this one the
students actually – gasp!- study?). Admittedly it moves at a measured pace
(some would say "like molasses"), and doesn't really take off until the last
2 minutes or so (!), when it presents a final twist which I, for one, did
not see coming, and which saves the entire picture. All through the film you
get the feeling they have something to show you at the end, and indeed they
do, but perhaps they shouldn't have waited so long to get there. Excellent
score and cinematography. (**1/2)