‘Missing’ Review

Missing is the latest entrant of what might be called the Screens-Onscreen genre of filmmaking, the effort to simulate for viewers what the characters can see on various screens (laptops, primarily, but also phones, tablets, etc.). About a teen girl looking for her mother who has gone missing while on a vacation with her boyfriend in Colombia, Missing is from some of the team who made Searching, a movie about … a father who is searching for his teen daughter who has gone missing.

The setup is pretty straightforward and reasonably well done: We see the movie almost entirely through the phone and computer of June (Storm Reid), who spends a week at home alone, partying with her friends and mostly brushing off texts from her mom, Grace (Nia Long), and boyfriend, Kevin (Ken Leung). When neither...

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Jan 20th 2023
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