Searching – Film #76

Found? Or Lost?

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Title – Searching
Certificate – 12A
Director – Aneesh Chaganty
Writers – Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian
Cast John Cho (David Kim), Michelle La (Margot), Joseph Lee (Peter), Debra Messing (Detective Vick)
Plot – After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Perfectly executed thriller, Searching takes the audience on an edge of the seat ride.

It’s tense and exciting…if you didn’t absolutely nail the ending about halfway through. But for me, that didn’t take too much away from the film itself.

Made to look entirely like it’s made up of images from a laptop screen, the film uses Facetime calls, emails, messenger chats and Facebook feeds to help tell the story of David Kim searching for his daughter who has gone missing.

It quickly becomes apparent that David knows very little about his daughters life, and everything starts to unravel as he strives to find out where she might be. Detective Vick, a top cop in her field comes in to help him find what might have happened and piece together the pieces of his daughter’s life.

As I say, it is definitely edge of the seat in some parts. It is a little clunky in others, but overall, it’s a great film that I would recommend to absolutely anyone.

Bear in mind that a huge portion of the film needs to be read, so ensure you have those glasses with you if you need them to read the words on the screen.

Go see it…don’t look anything up about it…enjoy it

4/5

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