Friday, May 1, 2020

“Searching” is a suspense film to see

“Searching,” is a film that did not get many rating stars on our cable channel guide, but whose description sounded intriguing. It turned out to be pretty good movie.

John Cho plays a single dad whose teenage daughter never came home from a friend’s house. He contacts the police and the investigating officer, played by Debra Messing, urges him to go through the girl’s social media and contact her friends.

The idea of a missing child almost always works in a suspense picture, but “Searching” adds an element – some might call it a gimmick. The entire movie plays out on a computer screen. That sounds extremely limiting, but director Aneesh Chaganty keeps it all moving and interesting.

If you get the chance to see “Searching,” ignore the critics and give it a try.