• Kathy Copcutt

#SearchingMovie, starring John Cho and Debra Messing, NOW PLAYING in Select Theaters!


What comes to your mind when you hear, John Cho and Debra Messing? I immediately think, Star Trek and Will & Grace, personally I think of them as comedians, so when I saw the cast of the Searching movie was John Cho and Debra Messing, I was taken back a bit. Honestly, I was thinking with such an intense storyline how will they pull it off. Boy was I off, John and Debra KILLED IT!!!!

First I’m blown away that this is the FIRST movie there’s an Asian male as the main lead. Why has this not happened sooner? John is exceptional, his role as the terrified father searching for his daughter is every parent's worst nightmare. Personally, I believe the FBI should hire parents when we want to find something out regarding our children we find it. And that’s exactly what John does, scours the internet for clues to bring his daughter home.

The entire movie is filmed through a cell phone screen and a single computer screen. Imagine if you will, that you’re watching someone’s life behind their screen. It’s electrifying, I’m in love with how this movie was filmed, brilliant. We are so advanced in our technology that it’s intimidating. Searching is a thriller that will get your blood pumping and be trying catch your breath. When the movie ends you’ll be left in your seat blown away most importantly you’ll be thinking, “how did I miss the clues peppered throughout the movie?”

Director Aneesh Chaganty, who co-wrote the script with producer Sev Ohanian, has a couple of themes running thru Searching. Searching is about how we deal with grief and how we process it. David shuts down emotionally when his wife dies, he forgets her birthday and starts to hide any videos that might spark painful memories from his computer’s search results. All the while thinking Margot is healing, he discovers that’s not the case.

Margot has been struggling more than he’s ever realized, her pain has consumed her and it’s devastating. Searching movie depicts how it’s easier to express our thoughts freely on social media. To avoid talking about what we’re really going through. Margot is comfortable talking about her mom to anonymous strangers on a video chat but doesn’t want to bring up the issue with her own father, which pushes them further apart.

David Kim becomes desperate when his 16-year-old daughter Margot disappears and an immediate police investigation leads nowhere. He soon decides to search the one place that no one else has, Margot's laptop. Hoping to trace her digital footprints, David contacts her friends and looks at photos and videos for any possible clues to her whereabouts. What he uncovers is dark, how people really are and how easily we are deceived.

Searching is an absolutely must see!!!! Get ready for a whirlwind of crazy that will blow your mind away. OUTSTANDING

We are what we hide. #SearchingMovie is only in theaters August. After David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.

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