In this hyper-modern techno-thriller, a family's idyllic life splinters apart after the father, David Kim (David Cho) discovers that his 16-year-old daughter Margot (Michelle La) is missing. David turns to the police and an investigation is opened but the hours tick by with no leads. Suddenly, David remembers his daughter's laptop and the search goes hi-tech as he traces Margot's digital footprint in a desperate attempt to locate her before she is lost to them, forever. Directed by Aneesh Chaganty.
HOLY MOSES! This movie is INSANE! I had seen the preview and was intrigued. And I watch a lot (probably too much) crime TV. This movie was right up my alley! And it had some twists!
It's done in the style of like you are watching the movie through a computer screen. So everything you see.... is like you're watching it on a computer. You see news stories and phone calls as if they were on the computer on facetime.
VERY MUCH RECOMMEND. I was pleasantly surprised. If you are like me and like crime TV. Definitely check this out!
Debra Messing does a plausible job as the “hero” in this modern-day Presentation of a father’s worst fear— disappearance of your child! A couple of plot “twists” Are a bit predictable But they’re enhanced by our dependence on (and fear of) modern technology. A good yarn!
The story here is pretty straight forward- father desperately searches for his missing daughter by retracing her steps via social media. What sets this film apart from most films is that the story unfolds via social media apps like Facebook and Instagram and video streaming services like Youtube. Our world now exists through the prism of these various apps and this film taps into that. Which makes it both intriguing and a bit sad. It feels like Black Mirror lite in a sense. Social media captures our best moments and also our worst ones. John Cho plays the lead, in the same year as Crazy Rich Asians blazed a path through the box office. However, this film is less decadent and more Indie. I wish it did better in the box office, it deserved it.
John Cho is amazing as a father looking for his daughter and he portrays a well rounded character with a full character story line and development while eventually catching the detective's son who committed a crime as well catching the detective who purposely misled the investigation to ensure her son didn't go to prison.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
Great acting and great twist. A lot of things in this movie were done right as far as the story and the methods of which the father continues to uncover information about what has happened to his daughter. Really enjoyed this movie.