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Missing

ABC, Thursdays 8/7 Central

Mar 14, 2012 Web Exclusive
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There is nothing believable about Missing. Ashley Judd is Rebecca Winstone, erstwhile CIA agent and single mother whose son, Michael, goes missing soon after he leaves to study in Rome, Italy. Michael’s disappearance spurs Becca to take off to Rome to find him. Judd’s histrionic portrayal of a desperate mother (with an uncomfortably close relationship to her son) is trying. Not helping is her unflattering mom bob and boring PTA/soccer mom attire. Judd’s stunted performance is further exacerbated by the ridiculous decimation of attackers twice her weight at every turn. Her Charlie’s Angels-esque routine is made even more absurd with Judd climbing out of third-story windows and running across cobblestones in cork wedge heels. Part of Missing‘s desperate attempt to attract viewers is its exotic locales. Hence Becca ending up shot and unconscious in the River Seine in Paris, Francefrom which she bobs up, probably thanks to those cork heels. Judd is in good bad acting company. Her co-stars, primarily male, take their cues from her and overdo their Interpol-ian parts to a disturbing degree. All the ‘70s-style gun wielding isn’t helping matters either. The one thing Missing manages to do is win your sympathy in trying to find Michaelbut only so this international spy-murder-mystery-thriller can come to an abrupt end. (http://www.abc.go.com/shows/missing)

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