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Searching (Aneesh Chaganty, August 24, 2018) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Serh, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious


    Starring John Cho and Debra Messing. Also, the first mainstream thriller headlined by an Asian-American actor in Hollywood

  2. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    This is getting some solid early praise, so maybe this will surprise some people
  3. thedrudo

    delta. Prestigious

    It's pretty solid. Gets a bit... silly (?) story wise but the gimmick works really well and it's surprisingly very moving at times. I had genuine tears like two minutes in.
  4. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    Two minutes in?! We have an UP situation on our hands?
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  5. TedSchmosby


    The first shot — let alone the first sequence — had me tearing. Definitely rivals Up in that regard.

    The level of craft on display throughout the whole movie is astounding. At least every ten minutes I would put my hand to my mouth and get butterflies in my stomach at something, whether it be a narrative beat or a manipulation of the found footage gimmick. Briliant movie.
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  6. ForestOfAllusion

    Old Aesthetic Supporter

    Enjoyed it thoroughly. Did feel it went a little off the rails towards the end but I suppose it had to. loved how it nailed that fake thoughts and prayers spread on social media, thought that was too real
    Saw this as a double feature with the Happytime Murders. Wow was that a piece of shit in comparison to this.
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  7. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    this was better than I expected
    my stomach was in knots when it seemed like the brother did it
    also I’m glad that there was a happy ending cuz I couldn’t take much more Sad John Cho

    also I found it kinda refreshing to see realistic texting/social media use in a movie, it’s a big pet peeve of mine when tv/movie characters don’t text like real people do
    trevorshmevor likes this.
  8. TEGCRocco

    Cyclops Stan

    I thought this was incredible. I actually felt the "gimmick" added a lot to the story. I was a lot more invested in the story and felt like I was very much on the same page as Cho's character the entire way through far more than if this had been shot traditionally.
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  9. bradsonemanband

    Prestigious Supporter

    This was pretty damn great
  10. trevorshmevor Sep 2, 2018
    (Last edited: Sep 2, 2018)
    Hadn't heard of this until yesterday, but our local theaters are doing $5 movies all weekend so I watched some trailers and picked this. It feels wrong to say this was "fun" to watch since the subject matter is so dark and portrayed pretty realistically, but it really was. The gimmick was handled really well and the story was a straight up roller coaster through and through. Loved how they nipped the twist in the bud early on by showing Rosemary getting that award and whatnot. Her being the culprit came into my head a few times but was instantly cast away every time I thought back to David looking her up so early on. And those texts between David's brother and Margot... my heart was sinking like an anchor!!
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  11. TEGCRocco

    Cyclops Stan

    Oh god when David's brother became a suspect, I nearly lost it
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  12. secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    Loved this even more than I thought I would and my expectations were already quite high. Also glad this has opened in the US higher than Sony expected which it more than deserves and even though I saw at a small screen in my local cinema it was still mostly packed which surprised me. Hoping it makes a good amount of money here in the UK.
  13. stayillogical

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    Very surprising. Good movie.
  14. Slangster

    Won "Best Hog" at the Hog Shit Snarfing Contest Supporter

    This knocked me on my ass a bit. Really great movie.
  15. TEGCRocco

    Cyclops Stan

    One of the writers/producers of this is actively commenting in the r/movies thread and I just think that's really cool.
  16. TedSchmosby


    He goes on the screenwriting sub a lot too
  17. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    There were a few minor things that took me out of this a little but overall this was real good.
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  18. Professor Plumbob

    Trusted Supporter

    Might be my favorite film of the year when all is said and done
  19. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    This was great.
  20. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Wow this had me riveted the whole time. the slow reveal at the vigil was absolutely chilling
    joe.boy.fresh. likes this.
  21. secretsociety92

    Music, Gaming, Movies and Guys = Life

    If Sony doesn't put this into more theaters in the US for the weekend then they are utterly mad as it has gone from fourth place last weekend to third on Tuesday and second place on Wednesday despite showing in the least amount of theaters in the top ten.
  22. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    This could easily climb to number 1 with only Peppermint and The Nun coming out this week.
  23. Pretty sure The Nun is gonna have a big opening.
  24. DrAlanGrant

    Texas Forever

    Yeah no way. The Nun is going to open p huge this weekend. Gonna be the biggest "Conjuring" opening
  25. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    I forgot that The Nun was part of the Conjuring universe. Searching could be number 2 though.
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