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Rated PG-13 · 101 minutes · 2018

Thriller
Every aspect of the digital media landscape is embraced, satirized, or rendered terrifying in this taut thriller about the perils of online sharing. Following the death of his wife, a San Jose tech executive (John Cho) grows even more protective of his 16-year-old daughter (Michelle La); when she suddenly disappears, he combs her laptop for clues, teaming with a dogged police detective (Debra Messing). The whip-smart screenplay by director Aneesh Chaganty and his cowriter Sev Ohanian combines social media like video blogs, photo sharing, and instant messaging with computerized directories and bank records, home movies, and surveillance footage to reveal a depressed teen's hidden life, but the film's very currency is also its biggest weakness. Shot mostly with iPhones and GoPro cameras, the movie is visually drab and a little too gimmicky—ultimately it's a stunt, albeit an engrossing one.
Director: Aneesh Chaganty
Producer: Timur Bekmambetov, Adam Sidman, Sev Ohanian, Igor Tsay and Mariya Zatulovskaya
Cast: John Cho, Debra Messing, Michelle La, Joseph Lee, Sara Sohn, Alex Go, Thomas Barbusca and Gage Biltoft

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