Searching is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty.
Starring John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La, Kya Dawn Lau, Megan Liu, Alex Jayne Go, Sara Sohn, Joseph Lee, Colin Woodell, Steven Michael Eich and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, June 18, 2018 released the trailer:
SEARCHING - Official Trailer 2.
In San Jose, California, David Kim (John Cho) is shown looking through photographs and videos of his daughter Margot (Michelle La) and his wife Pamela (Sara Sohn) at various times in Margot's childhood as a happy, close family. Pamela was diagnosed with lymphoma and died right before Margot enters high school.
One night, Margot goes to a friend's house for a study group. While David sleeps, Margot attempts to call him three times. The next morning, David is unable to find Margot but assumes she has risen early to go to school. Later, he calls Margot's piano instructor but is informed that Margot cancelled her lessons six months ago. David discovers that Margot was pocketing the money for the lessons and transferring it to a now-deleted Venmo account. Realizing that Margot is missing, David calls the police. The case is assigned to Detective (Debra Messing) Rosemary Vick, who asks for information about Margot's personality and friendships. David manages to access Margot's accounts, including Facebook, and speaks to her contacts, but he learns that Margot had become a loner 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 junction outside of the city, suggesting that Margot may have run away.
David, unconvinced, discovers that Margot was using a live streaming site called YouCast and that she frequently spoke to a young woman called "fish_n_chips". Vick investigates this and reports back that fish_n_chips is innocent, having been sighted in Pittsburgh at the time of the disappearance. From Margot's Tumblr account, David finds that Margot frequently visited Barbosa Lake, which is near the highway juncture where she was last seen. He drives to the lake and finds Margot's Pokémon keychain on the ground. The police arrive and locate Margot's car underwater. Margot's body is not inside, but there is an envelope in the glove box containing the piano lesson money. A sweep of the surrounding area is conducted by the police and volunteers, but a thunderstorm slows progress. Margot's body is not found.
Here is the full cast and characters of Searching.
The film Searching was scheduled to be released on January 21, 2018 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on August 24, 2018 (Indonesia), on August 31, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland), on September 20, 2018 (Germany, Hungary) and on December 14, 2018 (People's Republic of China) by Walt Disney Studios Sony Pictures Releasing (WDSSPR), ACME, B&H Film Distribution, Big Picture 2 Films, Columbia Pictures, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Film, Galaxy Distributors, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Amazon Prime Video, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. With a budget of $880,000, the film grossed over $75.5 million.
The film Searching is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Searching got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.6. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 92. The audience also loves the film.
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