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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 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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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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The film became a pop culture sensation in November of 2020, after it went viral on the video-sharing social media platform TikTok - where it received 83 million views. See more »

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When Amy gets slapped, the hand doesn't connect. See more »

Quotes

Bill Herman: Well, I'll figure something special to get you for your birthday.
Amy Herman: Like, maybe, a video camera?
Bill Herman: [making balance-scale motions with his hands] Hmm, mortgage payment, video camera. What should I do?
Amy Herman: [giggles and taps his arm] It doesn't cost that much, jerk!
Bill Herman: Louise, your daughter just called me a jerk.
Louise Herman: She's right, you know?
Bill Herman: Women, always ganging up on defenseless men.
[Amy giggles and hugs him]
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References The Good Shepherd (2006) See more »

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They went missing, and...?
26 January 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie was nothing at all what I had expected or hoped it would be. The first three-fourths of the movie is basically just teenage girls goofing around, trash talking and being teens. However, I will say that the last quarter turned out to take a more interesting twist, however, it hardly made up for suffering through the first three quarters.

You should take heed that there is a lot of explicit sexual dialogue in the movie, which I sort of found inappropriate and too much, especially coming from girls who were only 14 years old.

The story is about a teenage girl who meets a stranger on the Internet, and then ends up missing. The whole community is in an uproar, searching everywhere for the missing teen. Then her best friend goes missing as well, and no one knows who is behind the ghastly abductions.

Acting-wise, then "Megan is Missing" doesn't really hold anything overly impressive. The performances put on here are adequate, but not memorable. And I was mostly just offended and outraged at the way the teenagers behaved and talked, more than I had feelings or sympathy for them. So on my account, the movie failed to properly deliver its messages. And it was only the more gruesome events in the last quarter of the movie that managed to fully turn out to be interesting in my opinion.

"Megan is Missing" is the type of movie that you watch once, and then never again. For a movie that is based on real events, then it turned out to be a rather one-dimensional and non-emotional portrayal of the events.


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Los Angeles, California, USA

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