Is the 2023 film Missing based on a real-life event? initially featured on Ready Steady Cut.
Does the 2023 film Missing have a real-life basis? As we analyse the source material on which the movie is based, this post contains substantial spoilers.
The new thriller Missing (2023) is a “screen life” movie, in contrast to some thrillers from the past that functioned in the found footage genre, such as The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity. This particular form of filmmaking, which has gained popularity over the past ten years, tells a “visual story where all the actions are portrayed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone screen.” Despite only having a 7 million dollar budget, the movie had a successful opening weekend, earning 9.3 million dollars.
Is the 2023 Movie Missing Based on A True Story?
The story of Missing is not genuine. Marine Grundman wrote a book with the title Missing: A True Story of a Childhood Lost, but this movie has nothing to do with it. Missing, a revered 1982 Jack Lemon film, received four Academy Award nominations. Best Picture, Best Actor (Jack Lemmon), Best Actress (Sissy Spacek), and Best Adapted Screenplay are among the honours given. This 2023 rendition, however, is not a remake. That was the actual account of what happened to American journalist Charles Horman after the 1973 coup in Chile.
Is Missing a Good Movie?
Furthermore, despite the fact that Columbia has an unusually high kidnapping incidence of 0.6 per 100,000 citizens, Missing is not based on those incidents. (Of course, it might have served as a “inspiration” for those incidents.) Instead of being based on a genuine story, the movie Missing was created by Aneesh Chaganty and Sev Ohanian. They created and directed Searching, an unexpected Hitchcockian blockbuster from 2018. In that movie, John Cho had the lead role, and the plot focused on his character’s search for his missing daughter.