Certificate – 15
Directed By – Alexandra McGuinness
Starring – Lucy Fry, Eiza Gonzalez, Josh Hartnett, Christian Camargo, Sheila Vand
Running Time – 100 Minutes (1 Hour 40 Minutes)
I didn’t know what I was going to expect going in to watch this indie thriller called She’s Missing. The only thing that interested me was to see what Eiza Gonzalez could do as she’s one of the hottest rising stars in Hollywood and my pick to be Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.
What Is She’s Missing About?
Heidi (Fry) and Jane (Gonzalez) are best friends living in a small town in the desert. When Jane, a Rodeo Queen contestant and military wife goes missing Heidi, now alone in the world, must begin a search across the desert for her friend. She digs up secrets and encounters the violence of life on the road, crossing paths with a series of unusual men and women in her search for an honest connection in a dishonest world.
Is It Any Good?
I was seriously, pleasantly surprised by this film and how the story gripped me and the ending got an “oh shit” and it’s only the second time this has happened to me this year.
The performances by Gonzalez and especially Fry were fantastic.
Jane is such an unlikable person it makes you question by Heidi is even friends with her and Eiza plays the roles so well and see her arc changes and switches with Lucy’s Heidi.
Speaking of Fry, she’s the standout of this film and a character you can content to and love right away, I want to be her friend.
She has such an innocent appearance and outlook on the world, but not in a naive way but more in a sense of looking for the best in people, especially in Jane.
The direction and writing from McGuinness were fantastic and I’m looking forward to seeing her career grow and will be helming a major studio film in no time.
There’s social community about Trump’s America, immigration and the American dream without ever being in your face and what it means to be powerful. Additionally, the way she shots a major drug scene and there’s a dry feeling in the camera to match the desert.
Anything Bad About This Film?
I didn’t find any major issues or things that truly bug me.
All I’ll say is that you need to be in the right mood as you need the film to draw you in.
A pleasantly surprising, decent film with great performances by its two leads and fantastic directing.