Searching Movie - The GBY

Searching premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2018 and won both the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize and the Best of Next! Audience award.  We saw it a screening hosted by the Dallas Film Society.  It is captivating and scary how much of our lives are lived on line today.  It also demonstrates how you can believe you know what your child is up to and not have a clue.  This movie is completely filmed on a computer screen.  It is interesting how many different devices that we use involve the computer.  John Cho is very good as the confused, frightened father, David Kim.  Debra Messing’s portrayal of Detective Vick is very cold and stoic, which is a new turn for her as an actress.  The videos of Pamela (Sara Sohn) really added more of a meaningful backstory than you usually get.  I was unfamiliar with the websites that the kids used for self-expression and thought that was fascinating.  By the end of the movie, the father had really gotten to know the real Margot (Michelle La).  We enjoyed this movie and think that parents of teenagers should this movie and Eighth Grade to help keep in this every changing world.

Our Rating of Searching

4 Cupcakes - The GBY

Searching Official Trailer:

Official Synopsis:

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

 Searching Sundance Q & A


Principle Cast John ChoDebra Messing, Sara Sohn, Michelle La
Director Aneesh Chaganty
Screenwriter Aneesh ChagantySev Ohanian
Cinematographer Nicholas D. Johnson, Will Merrick, Juan Sebastian Baron
Editor Nicholas D. Johnson
 Production Companies Bazelevs Company, Stage 6 Films
Run Time 102 minutes
Genre Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Premier Sundance Film Festival 2018

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.