Parents' Guide to

Megan Is Missing

By Monique Jones, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Internet-dangers horror relies heavily on torture, violence.

Movie NR 2011 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 2+

Jebanie

Świetny film idealny do obiadku z rodziną Niecierpie kobiet
age 15+

Great!

Good movie. Teaches about to be safe on the internet. A lot of drugs and sex though.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (57 ):

Directed by Michael Goi, Megan Is Missing is hard to watch. There are two reasons for that. The first is that the "found" footage used in the film can be long and drawn-out, creating a tedious viewing experience. Most of the acting is also lacking, breaking the illusion that the film is based on actual lost footage. (It feels more like reenactment quality, frankly.) The second reason is the amount of violence the film uses to get its point across. There are scenes of underage drinking, drug use, sex, and, most disturbing, rape. There's also a focus on torture and murder, which only increases the film's ick factor. More than likely, viewers will feel gross by the time the credits roll.

While the film's focus is to scare audiences into being safe on the internet, the reliance on disturbing imagery and scenarios could be seen as actually undercutting that message. Indeed, the film has become a viral sensation thanks to young TikTok viewers solely because of its graphic nature, not for its message of internet safety. If your teen happens to view this film thanks to TikTok, be sure to put the film in perspective for them and use it as an opportunity to talk about what it means to be safe online.

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