Have you ever watched a movie so damn good that you not only resonate with it on a deeply personal level, but you also just feel a kind of crazy desperation to have someone else watch it and appreciate it just as much as you do? You know the kind of movie that makes you beg for a time machine so that you could go back and experience it again for the first time?
That movie is Searching (2018) for me right now, a humble little thriller film directed by Aneesh Chaganty and starring John Cho, also known as Kimball Cho from the TV series The Mentalist or as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu from the Star Trek trilogy.
Now I’d be pretty surprised if you know about this movie given how off-the-radar and unassuming it is, but I’d go as far as to say that it’s almost a crime that this movie is not more known than it is especially given how exceptionally relevant the subject matter is.
Nevertheless in an effort to correct the wrongs of the cruel universe I suggest that you gear up, gentlemen and gentleladies, for I’m about to tell you why you need to see this movie.