Searching is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, June 18, 2018 released the trailer:
SEARCHING - Official Trailer 2.

Story intro

In San Jose, California, David Kim looks through old photographs and videos of his daughter Margot and his late wife Pamela, who died from lymphoma nearly two years earlier, after which David and Margot became distant. One night, Margot goes to a friend's house for her study-group. While David sleeps, Margot attempts to call him three times. The next morning, David is unable to reach Margot but assumes she has risen early to go to school. Later, he calls Margot's piano instructor, but is informed that Margot had cancelled her lessons six months ago. David discovers that Margot had been depositing the money for the lessons into her bank account, before suddenly transferring $2,500 to a deleted Venmo account. Realizing that Margot is missing, David calls the police, and the case is assigned to Detective Rosemary Vick, who asks for information about Margot's personality and friendships. David manages to access Margot's Facebook and speaks to her contacts only to discover that Margot has not had close friends since Pamela's death. Vick calls to report that Margot made a fake ID for herself, and shows traffic-camera footage of Margot's car at a highway-juncture outside of the city, suggesting Margot may have deliberately run away. David doesn't believe this, so Vick tells him a story about her son soliciting money from neighbors for a police charity in her name. She reveals that she covered for her son, telling the neighbors that the charity was real, and assures David that sometimes parents have no way of understanding their children.


John Cho
David Kim, Pamela Nam's husband and Margot's father
Debra Messing
Detective Rosemary Vick
Michelle La
Margot Kim, the daughter of David and Pamela Kim
Kya Dawn Lau
9-year-old Margot Kim
Megan Liu
7-year-old Margot Kim
Alex Jayne Go
5-year-old Margot Kim
Sara Sohn
Pamela Nam Kim, David's wife and Margot's mother
Joseph Lee
Peter Kim, David's brother
Steven Michael Eich
Robert Vick, Detective Vick's son
Ric Sarabia
Randy Cartoff, ex-convict
Sean O'Bryan
Radio Jockey


The film Searching was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing on January 21, 2018 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 24, 2018 (United States, Indonesia), on August 31, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland), on September 20, 2018 (Germany) and on December 14, 2018 (People's Republic of China).

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $1 million, the film grossed over $75.5 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Searching got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

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