Abandon

Theatrical Release: October 18, 2002
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Synopsis

About to graduate, working on her final thesis and attending job interviews, Katie Burke (Katie Holmes of TV’s “Dawson’s Creek”) feels the pressure of reaching her college finish line. Wade Handler (Benjamin Bratt), a police detective and recovering alcoholic, is given the task to find out about Embry Larkin (Charlie Hunnam), a rich college student who’s been missing for two years. Wade’s investigation leads to Katie, who was Embry’s girlfriend before he disappeared. But Katie also feels that Embry has come back and is stalking her. And Wade makes a discovery that could change life for all of them.

Dove Review

Only the PG-13 rating and the star names will attract interest. Although it initially portrays some of the pressures college students face as they approach graduation, the film also typifies the Hollywood image of college. Dorm parties feature alcohol and drug use in excess, and promiscuous sex is normal. A few scenes also show Katie in bed with Embry and later Wade, although no nudity is shown. Violence is limited to a few struggles and wounds that occur off-screen, but strong profanity and obscenities are used several times. Condoned promiscuous and premarital sex, along with excessive alcohol, drug use, and profanities should encourage concerned viewers to abandon this psychological mystery.

Content Description

Sex: Promiscuous sex is portrayed as normal for college students and is condoned; a few scenes show the female lead character in bed with two different males.
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Violence: A few struggles and wounds that occur off-screen.
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Info

Company: Paramount
Director: Stephen Gaghan
Genre: Mystery
Runtime: 99 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Movie Morality Ministries - Paul Bicking