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Trivia The film is a reiteration of the Oscar-winning post-Holocaust drama also called "The Search," directed by Fred Zinnemann, in which a compassionate westerner helps a lost child find what is left of his family amidst the chaotic flood of post-war civilian refugees.
Alternate Versions Because of mixed reviews at the showing at the Cannes Festival, mostly criticizing the length of the movie, the director removed 20 minutes from that cut for the theatrical release. Add the first question. Was this review helpful to you? One of the most original films I have seen in quite some time with just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end.
Searching is a clever, crafty found footage mystery told from the point of view of a computer screen. The opening sequence even reminded me of Up as far as how deft it was with the economy of storytelling while providing an affecting emotional blow.
In the opening, we watch a little girl grow up as computer technology and websites also advance documenting her life, culminating in her mother getting cancer and passing away, communicated via a "Mom's Coming Home" date removed from a calendar. It was so well done I actually felt like I just might summon some tears for the passing of this woman. Right away I realized I was in for something special.
Flash forward and the teen daughter goes missing and her stressed-out father John Cho dives into the investigation firsthand by looking through her online history and realizing how little he may have known his not-so-little girl. The movie illustrates nicely how easy it is to hide your real self online and how easy it is for others to find you and your digital impressions.
Every time Cho is visiting a website, whether it's Venmo or Instagram or Facebook or a webcam, there's a solid reason for it and the movie has a satisfying step-by-step progression. The mystery has plenty of unexpected twists and turns and it's anchored by a harried and distraught Cho Star Trek Beyond , who does not look like he's in his mid 40s at all Kal Penn has also aged well, which makes me only want a cross-generational Harold and Kumar sequel more.
The only knock on Searching is that there really isn't a pressing need to see it on the big screen. After all, you're watching a computer screen and typing for much of the movie. It will play just as well, if not better, on your home television or whatever smaller screen is at your discretion.
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This is one of the best movies I have seen in a while. The directing is great, John Cho puts on the best performance of his career, but the story steals the show. Packed with suspense, surprises, heart and constant intrigue throughout, the script sets this movie apart from the rest. It's so engrossing that you forget the entire film is presented on phone and laptop screens, a unique feature that Chaganty pulls of successfully. Thrilling, dramatic and fun.
The use of the cameras to show the story could have felt gimmicky, but the execution was solid. More Top Movies Trailers Forums.
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Season 7 Black Lightning: Season 2 DC's Legends of Tomorrow: It is the first mainstream Hollywood thriller headlined by an Asian-American actor. In San Jose, California , David Kim looks through old photographs and videos of his daughter Margot and his late wife Pamela, who died from lymphoma nearly two years earlier, after which David and Margot became distant. One night, Margot goes to a friend's house for her study-group. While David sleeps, Margot attempts to call him three times. The next morning, David is unable to reach Margot but assumes she has risen early to go to school.
Later, he calls Margot's piano instructor, but is informed that Margot had cancelled her lessons six months ago. Realizing that Margot is missing, David calls the police, and the case is assigned to Detective Rosemary Vick, who asks for information about Margot's personality and friendships. David manages to access Margot's Facebook and speaks to her contacts only to discover that Margot has not had close friends since Pamela's death.
Vick calls to report that Margot made a fake ID for herself, and shows traffic-camera footage of Margot's car at a highway-juncture outside of the city, suggesting Margot may have deliberately run away. From Margot's Instagram, David finds that Margot frequently visited Barbosa Lake, which is near the highway-juncture where she was last seen. A sweep of the surrounding area is conducted by the police and volunteers, but a thunderstorm slows the progress.
Margot's body, however, is not found.
David reviews the crime-scene photographs and notices his brother Peter's jacket in the car. He then discovers text messages between Peter and Margot, suggesting that they had a sexual relationship. When David drives to Peter's house to confront him, the latter explains that they were smoking marijuana together, and accuses David of being an incompetent father who did not notice that his daughter was suffering from depression. The meeting is interrupted when Vick calls David, telling him that a former convict named Randy Cartoff has confessed in an online video to sexually assaulting and killing Margot, and seemingly killing himself afterwards.
An empty-casket funeral is arranged for Margot.
David attempts to call Vick to report this, but instead reaches a dispatcher who inadvertently reveals that Vick volunteered to take the case, rather than being assigned to it. David searches for Vick using Google and finds that Vick knew Cartoff through a volunteer program for ex-convicts. He proceeds to report this to the sheriff, and at the funeral, Vick is arrested. Robert felt guilty and decided to confront Margot at the lake.