MISSING (2023)
January 24, 2023 1:08 PM - Subscribe

When her mother disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June's search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it's too late. However, as she digs ever deeper, her digital sleuthing soon raises more questions than answers
posted by soelo (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
This is a spiritual successor to Searching and there is a bit at the beginning of the movie that calls back to that movie.
posted by soelo at 4:48 PM on January 24, 2023

Oh wow! I loved Searching, so I'm excited for this one. Can't wait for it to come to streaming so I can see it.
posted by rednikki at 2:44 PM on January 28, 2023

Nice little thriller, capably put together. I guessed one twist right away, but one of my favorite games uses a similar trick, so it's hard to criticize it on those grounds. While the characters aren't exactly complex, Storm Reid demonstrates she's now mature enough to carry a film. Looking forward to more work from her.
posted by praemunire at 10:17 PM on January 28, 2023

I, too, feel this is Reid's breakout role. She was great in A Wrinkle in Time but that one had a lot of other famous people taking up screen time. I also appreciated Joaquim de Almeida's acting in such a constrained window, literally.
posted by soelo at 7:59 AM on January 29, 2023 [2 favorites]

So first of all Javi better have gotten his rating changed because that dude deserves 5 stars.

I put this movie on today because I was doing laundry and netflix was like "Hey you might like this." I remembered the previews not being really compelling to me when the movie came out so I thought it would be one of those ok movies where I half pay attention is fine for a laundry movie.

But I got sucked in really quickly. While a lot of the twists are pretty obvious if you're genre savvy, the strength of the cast makes this a compelling watch. And there are little details, like the hesitation on the bus captcha. Definitely pleasantly surprised by this one.
posted by miss-lapin at 6:33 PM on May 24, 2023 [1 favorite]

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