If you have seen the movie Missing, you will think about a crime documentary, but is it actually based on a true story?
This movie just made its Netflix debut, and it is a mystery-thriller film starring Storm Reid as a teenager who is sent down a disorderly online hole after her mom goes missing while on holiday with her new boyfriend.The film is a sequel to Searching, and Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick direct it.
Now, the moment of waiting. Is it or not Missing based on a true story?
Well, the answer is no. The movie is not based on a true story. The same can be said about its predecessor, Searching, a fictional film.Even if Missing is not based on a true story includes features and scenes inspired by the digital era we’re living in. Another reason it seems like a real story is that the movie is set on a computer screen, meaning it’s a screen-life movie with notifications for WhatsApp, social media playing through, and messaging.
Reid had a conversation with Screen Rant about the challenges of this format:
It was very challenging. I had never filmed something where it’s all taking place on the computer, so [there’s] different eye lines and making sure all the technical aspects were correct.
Other information that might be useful is the cast of the movie, so here is a list of the main characters:
- June Allen: Storm Reid
- Grace Allen: Nia Long
- Kevin Lin: Ken Leung
- Javier Ramos: Joaquim de Almeida
- James: Tim Griffin
- Heather Damore: Amy Landecker
Here is everything you have to know about the new Netflix movie!