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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

[5.00/10] Abandoned (2010)

Abandoned (2010)

Short review: "Abandoned" is actually Brittany Murphy's last movie before her tragic death, and for better or worse, it's a straight to DVD release. Brittany portrays her character Mary excellently, as the emotionally disturbed woman in love, whose boyfriend disappears in a hospital during a routine appointment. Unfortunately, the movie itself is just so-so. It tires hard to be original, but there's really nothing groundbreaking here. The story is a mysterious hard-to-solve puzzle and it has some really interesting moments, but "Abandoned" is lacking in execution. Visuals-wise, "Abandoned" has written 'straight-to-DVD' all over it. The lighting is poor, the settings are cheap-looking, and the camera work rather unimpressive. Brittany Murphy is a talented, charismatic and very charming actress, but she doesn't look good and healthy in this film at all - she's super skinny, her face looks tired, her hair's lifelessand she has dark circles under her eyes. Dean Cain as Mary's boyfriend, Kevin Peterson is quite annoying and flat... and completely miscast. On the positive side, the climax is unexpected and satisfying. "Abandoned" has its moments and is fairly entertaining, but I thоught Brittany Murphy deserved a better farewell. R.I.P. Brittany.

  • My Rating: 5.00/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 100% (1 Review)
  • IMDb: 5.1/10


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sad that was her last film. John Candy's last movie was awful, too.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Very sad, indeed. Haven't seen Candy's last movie, but I thought he was a great comedian. "Space Balls" was one of my favorites when I was little.