Here's How To Watch Missing At Home

Earlier this year, the screen life subgenre got a shiny new addition in the form of Nick Johnson and Will Merrick's "Missing," a pulpy thriller that sees a teenager using technology to locate her missing parent. If that sounds familiar, sans the role reversal, then you're on the right track: "Missing" is a spiritual successor to "Searching," the innovative 2018 thriller from Aneesh Chaganty.

Given the success of the original film — which managed to subvert audience expectations despite treading very familiar ground — the sequel had a lot to live up to. And even though it may evoke a sense of déjà vu, it definitely succeeds. As /Film's Jeremy Mathai wrote in his review, "Just when you thought 'Searching' had wrung everything it possibly could out of this concept, 'Missing' shows just how much potential remains. What viewers are left with is a bold, twisting, and audacious thriller that will leave you breathless."

"Missing" shares much in common with the plot of "Searching": the tragedy of a missing family member makes a protagonist so desperate for answers, that they start a solo hunt for the truth. Along the way, there are more twists and turns than they ever could have anticipated. Here's the synopsis:

When her mother (Nia Long) disappears while on vacation in Colombia with her new boyfriend, June's (Storm Reid) search for answers is hindered by international red tape. Stuck thousands of miles away in Los Angeles, June creatively uses all the latest technology at her fingertips to try and find her before it's too late. But as she digs deeper, her digital sleuthing raises more questions than answers ... and when June unravels secrets about her mom, she discovers that she never really knew her at all.

Missing will soon be available on digital and Blu-ray

In case you missed it in theaters, "Missing" will be available to rent or buy on digital, starting March 7, 2023. In other words, it's a great week to be Storm Reid (but a terrible time for both of her characters)! The young actress recently dazzled audiences during her single episode appearance on HBO's "The Last Of Us," as a teenage girl making her way through the apocalypse. While her character in "Missing" isn't forced to endure any mushroom zombies, she does face the unenviable misfortune of being a protagonist in a screen-life thriller. Those are at least equally bad, right? Her social-media acumen aside, solving a potential murder mystery is tricky (and dangerous) business.

Along with the release to digital, "Missing" is also coming to Blu-ray and DVD, starting on March 28, 2023. Fans can dive deeper into the mystery with plenty of exclusive bonus content. The DVD will include three behind-the-scenes featurettes and a filmmaker's commentary. The Blu-ray has all of that, in addition to deleted scenes and an exploration of the "Missing" Easter eggs. There's a lot going on while June searches the web for answers, so that particular feature will point out some of the finer details.