Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he’s mysteriously vanished. An administrator can find no record of him, and a police search turns up nothing. Increasingly frantic, Mary’s taken to staff psychiatrist Dr. Bensley, who pronounces her unstable. Now she must not only find her missing boyfriend, but prove her own sanity as well. When a stranger informs her he knows Kevin’s whereabouts and demands a $10 billion ransom, she has one hour to comply… and her boyfriend’s life hangs in the balance. Forced to embezzle the money from the bank where she works, Mary soon discovers the shocking truth behind the disappearance. Now time is running out and she must take matters into her own hands to save herself.


Brittany Murphy is Mary Walsh, and on this day she is going with her boyfriend of 4 months for a procedure at the hospital. Perhaps I should have been wary early when they discussed it as ACL surgery and he would be there for about an hour. Anyway, after several hours she still isn’t notified in the waiting room, then when she goes to find him the hospital has no record of his ever being there. Dean Cain is her boyfriend, Kevin Peterson. It is hard to believe that he starred as Superman in the “Lois and Clark” TV series almost 20 years ago. Mimi Rogers is the hospital administrator Victoria Markham, who only serves as a counterpoint for Peter Bogdanovich.

“Abandoned” is a diverse introspective detailed life of a character torn, inspired with moments of passion and an elegant portrayal of a woman lost in a world of chaos on her own – becoming the person she has evolved into. Blossoming with a glowing understanding as she reaches new realms and portrays a fresh, yearning, eager woman who boasts the ability to reign in her new empire as a loyal, dedicated and honorable woman blindly seeking a loved one only doing what she would and should do.

The Blu-Ray comes with a trailer as its only special feature. The A/V Quality is rather strong for a DTV feature, which leads me to believe that it was intended for a theatrical bow. The dialogue is pretty weak throughout most of the scenes, but the transfer holds up well. The 1080p visuals show a large field of depth and it helps to add to the creepy atmosphere. In the end, I can’t see anyone going past a basic rental with this title.



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