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Megan Is Missing (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | May 2011 (USA)
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Two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator.

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Michael Goi

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Michael Goi
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amber Perkins Amber Perkins ... Amy Herman
Rachel Quinn Rachel Quinn ... Megan Stewart
Dean Waite Dean Waite ... Josh
Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer ... Lexie
Kara Wang ... Kathy
Brittany Hingle Brittany Hingle ... Chelsea
Carolina Sabate Carolina Sabate ... Angie
Trigve Hagen Trigve Hagen ... Gideon
Rudy Galvan Rudy Galvan ... Ben
April Stewart ... Joyce Stewart
John K. Frazier ... Bill Herman (as John Frazier)
Tammy Klein ... Louise Herman
Lauren Leah Mitchell ... Callie Daniels
Jon Simonelli Jon Simonelli ... Detective Simonelli
Craig Stoa Craig Stoa ... Leif Marcus
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Storyline

Megan Stewart, 14, and her best friend Amy Herman, 13, though opposites in personality, are best friends. Megan carries the front of being the most popular girl in school, but this masks a lifestyle of hard partying, drugs, alcohol and indiscriminate sex. Amy, unpopular and socially awkward, clings to her relationship with Megan as a lifeline to social acceptance. Together, these two young girls forge a deep friendship based on their mutual needs. The two girls regularly communicate by web chat cameras or cell phone, and even meet boys online. As Megan seeks friends who are different from her usual posse of hanger-ons, she is introduced by a friend online to a 17 year-old boy named Josh in a chat room. Megan and Josh bond quickly, leaving Amy feeling a bit left out. One day, Megan goes to meet Josh in person, and she is never seen again. Amy launches into a concentrated effort to find her friend. As the media swirls around the story of Megan's disappearance, Amy discovers the ... Written by Michael Goi

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Megan and Amy are best friends. They share secrets. They chat with guys online. And in a few days, they will never be seen again.

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Megan je nestala See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Trio Pictures See more »
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was inspired by the abductions of Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis and other cases. See more »

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When Megan is telling Amy the camp counselor story, you can briefly see Megan's mom hand before she grabs the sheets. See more »

Quotes

Lexie: [crying, growing increasingly emotional] Hey! You know that this is all your fault, right? You think you're hot shit because she spent every waking moment with you?
Amy Herman: No, I...
Lexie: Is that what you think?
Amy Herman: I don't think that.
Lexie: [breaking down and screaming] Fuck. She loved me! And I- I- I loved her back. I loved her so much! And now she's gone because of you! This is all your fault and I can't fix it. There's nothing I can fucking do.
[Lexie backs away, sobbing]
Lexie: [whimpering] Get the fuck out of my face. This...
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Hard but necessary.
16 August 2011 | by vee-veeSee all my reviews

At first, I was upset. I mean, this movie was NOT what I expected. I thought I was watching a drama feature, something about the consequences of a situation in which a child gets involved with a stranger online… the consequences on the family, the friends… but no. Instead, I get a movie that shows me the direct consequences of such events on the children themselves. And the images I saw were gruesome and scary and so upsetting that I had to stop the movie 10 minutes before the end. And then I couldn't sleep. And I was angry! Because I felt cheated by the filmmaker for putting his movie under "drama" and I kept thinking that If I had known the extent of the horrors he was about to show me, I would have NEVER watched his movie. Never.

But I couldn't stop thinking about it. And so I did a little research and ended on the filmmaker's website in which he explains what he meant to say. And I read that letter written to him by the father of a child that was murdered by a sexual predator… and somehow it all started to make sense. Then throughout the day I told my dad and two of my friends about the movie. Telling them what I saw and how it made me feel, but also telling them about the filmmaker's statement and from this ensued three long conversations about the dangers of the numerous information and communication technologies that we use and take for granted and how they changed the way children (and people) relate to one another. We spoke about how scary it was to realize that your child isn't safe even if he's in the comfort of his own home. And it made me realize the importance of having only one computer (as the filmmaker suggests) in the common room of the house as opposed to having one in each bedroom.

My mom has been thinking of getting my 14 years old stepsister her own computer and I think I'm going to tell her about the movie. About what it made me think about. And why I would advise her against it.

It's funny because it makes me think of one of my favourite movies, Shion Sono's "Suicide Club" that sort of exposes the dangers and effects of information and communication technologies but in a much more "metaphorical" way. "Megan Is Missing" is not like "Suicide Club". It's brutal and painful and crude and completely uncensored. But maybe it is EXACTLY what we needed in order to wake up and do something before it becomes too late.

And for this, I truly thank the filmmaker.


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