{4.5/5} “I didn’t know her. I didn’t know my daughter.”

Searching, released in 2018

David’s teenage daughter Margot goes missing. He gradually finds out she was not the person he thought she was. She’d stopped taking piano lessons, and she didn’t have any friends. He methodically contacts every acquaintance of hers on her computer and social media.

The entire movie only shows you things on computer screens, often webcam videos but also other things David is looking at. I don’t often watch movies with a big gimmick like this. But in this case they did it very well, plus the story they were telling leant itself to this particular gimmick.

It’s completely gripping.

Stars John Cho and Debra Messing. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty (his first movie).

This entry was posted on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 6:52 pm and is filed under Reviews of movies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply