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Gone Missing (2013)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 15 June 2013 (USA)
When two best friends go missing during Spring Break, their mothers do everything they can to find them, while realizing that their different parenting styles may have led to the disappearances.

Director:

Tara Miele

Writer:

Bryan Dick (as J. Bryan Dick)
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Complete credited cast:
Daphne Zuniga ... Rene
Lauren Bowles ... Lisa
Brigette Davidovici ... Kaitlin
Gage Golightly ... Matty
Nick Grava ... Kennedy (as Nicholas Grava)
James Martin Kelly ... Officer Benton
Alejandro Patiño ... Martin Guzman (as Alejandro Patino)
Brock Harris ... Alex
Hunter Garner ... Dylan
David Stifel ... Willie
Aaron Lohr ... Bouncer
Jonny Cruz ... Victor (as Jonathan William Cruz)
Arturo Del Puerto ... Gabe
Henry Monfries ... Freshman
Stephen A. Chang ... Frat Boy (as Stephen Chang)
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When two best friends go missing during Spring Break, their mothers do everything they can to find them, while realizing that their different parenting styles may have led to the disappearances. Loving but overprotective mom Rene's worst fears come true when her 18-year-old daughter Kaitlin and her best friend Matty go missing from a San Diego resort during Spring Break. Rene will stop at nothing to find her daughter, even if it means starting her own investigation into the night her daughter went missing. With the help of her son Kennedy and Matty's mom Lisa, Rene navigates the San Diego Spring Break scene, digging into her daughter's night of partying, and discovering some unsettling facts about Kaitlin's secret life. With the clock ticking, Rene gets closer and closer to the truth about her daughter's disappearance. But will she make it to her daughter in time or is she already too late? Written by Anonymous

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A dream vacation turned into a mother's worst nightmare.


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A Decent TV Movie.
19 January 2018 | by stephenabellSee all my reviews

I have to say that this has to be one of the better TV movies on offer. Not only does it have a good storyline, which is both plot and character driven, but it has a really good cast and is very well directed.

The story is set around the disappearance of Kaitlin (Davidovici) and her friend Matty (Golightly) while on a family supervised Spring Break. The story is set in real time but we get flashbacks which tell the tale of the vanishing girls, through the eyes of the witnesses who met them that night. I'm not a fan of "the flashback", however, the director Miele handles them brilliantly and interweaves them into the story effortlessly.

Though what makes this such a good story and film is the characterisations of the mothers. Rene (Zuniga) is Kaitlin's mum and is constantly looking over her daughter's shoulder to make sure that she is safe and well. This can result in her being overcontrolling at times. As a result, she's the one who worries the most and at the earliest opportunity. Whereas Lisa (Bowles) is a little bit freer with her daughter, she's the one that buys her condoms - her thought system is that you cannot look out for your kids all the time, but you can try and keep them safe. So when the girls go missing she's not too overly worried as she believes they've just been out partying all night. She remembers what it was like to be eighteen and on spring break. These two different characters work well off of each other. The two women have been friends since high school, though this night is going to test their friendship to its limit.

The next good thing is the story. This is well written and is filled with believable characters and authentic situations and narrative. There are a couple of scene's which are a little hard to swallow as you can't fully believe them - but it is a couple, so they are easily overlooked. What really helps this film is the fact that as the story progresses and unfolds you never really find out the complete tale until the climax of the movie. This is a great thing as it keeps the viewers glued to the screens with anticipation.

As for the actors and actresses, I cannot fault them at all. They each give a realistic portrayal of their characters.

I would gladly recommend this film to everybody who likes thrillers and mysteries as it's packed with both.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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