'She Went Missing' Review: Corbin Reid shines in Lifetime's intriguing crime thriller
Crisp writing by Aurora Ferlin and good performances from the cast, makes this Lifetime movie an intriguing watch
Lifetime’s latest offering ‘She Went Missing’ has finally been released and if you are a fan of crime thrillers, then you should definitely give it a watch. Directed by Danny J. Boyle, the movie revolves around the disappearance of a social media influencer named Brittney Jones (Sherilynn Allen) and how the news shocks the entire nation.
Meanwhile, an investigative reporter named Maya Taylor (Corbin Reid) just got the chance to interview the former mayor and take her career to a whole new level. However, as soon as she reaches the office, Elizabeth (Sharon Crandall), tells her that she needs to go back to Davenwood to cover the story about a disappearance. She opens the file and gets to know that Brittney was her best friend. Taylor reaches Davenwood and meets Jamie, her high-school friend and one of the last people to see Brittney.
Even though she has come back after a long time, a lot of memories return as soon as she returned. But strange things have been happening and Maya believes that someone is following her. As she starts investigating, Maya finds out that she was going through a rough patch after her divorce from her ex-husband, Richard Martin (Steve Baran). If you loved movies like 'Fallen Angels Murder Club: Heroes and Felons' and 'The Lost Girls', then you should definitely watch this one.
The best thing about the movie is that it doesn’t waste any time getting to business. In the first 10 minutes of the movie, we see our main protagonist leaving for the case and things get even more mysterious when she reaches Davenwood. The pace of the movie is really good and the suspense will keep everyone at the edge of their seats. Lifetime movies are known for brisk storytelling and suspense, and this movie is no different, it will keep you guessing who kidnapped Brittney and why Maya is next on the list.
When it comes to acting, Corbin Reid as the investigative reporter has done a phenomenal job. Her performance makes you realize how talented she is and why she should be getting more opportunities. Her character is a bit conflicted because she is trying to find her best friend and also trying to save herself from the stalker, which makes her character even more interesting. Meanwhile, Jaime M. Callica will surely make you feel that there’s a lot going on and his acting skills are on point.
Meanwhile, Sherilynn Allen, Kareem Tristan Alleyne, and Sharon Crandall have done exceptionally well in supporting roles.
Full marks to Aurora Ferlin for writing a screenplay that keeps viewers glued to their screens. This is Ferlin’s first feature film as a writer and she didn’t take long in showing how amazing she is. The writing is crisp and has the right amount of twists and turns. Ferlin is the one to watch out for.
All in all, the latest Lifetime movie is exactly what you expect from it. 'She Went Missing' is a gripping crime thriller with good writing and great performances.