Don't let anyone tell you what it is.
Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he's in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on Facebook, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby's family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby's attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.
If this is your documentary, you're doing a bad job.
Catfish is listed as a documentary and I watched it believing it to be one. After I let it sink in, I realized some of it was a little too perfect. Basically their camera seems to catch every single important part of their story. Nothing of importance happens off camera. I checked online and there seems to be some controversy whether or not this is actually a real doc or a work of fiction. After thinking about it more however, I also realize a strong argument can easily be made that some scenes were "reenacted" with the majority of it actually being real.
Either way, real or fake,…
Breathtaking documentary. It would be so easy for the three guys making this to just barge in, cameras in faces, shouting accusations. But they treat the situation that unravels after Nev starts contacting a child artist over the internet with a perfect amount of curiosity and respect.
I have heard speculation that Catfish is not entirely real. I disagree. Nev shares his office with two film-makers, who would constantly have cameras and would be constantly shooting footage. As soon as something interesting seems like it's going to happen, those two would have cameras pointed in seconds. And as soon as the plot started to thicken, it would have become the full project that Catfish…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If ever 'the less you know the better' was true about a film it certainly is the case with Catfish. I will not say anything about the plot, but will say this, this film has a big, thumping heart and shows an unnerving insight in human behaviour. And I loved it. To bits.
There isn't exactly anything wrong with the film, but I was disappointed because the trailers overhyped the ending, which I don't think was as big of a deal as it was built up to be.
This was one of the more unique documentaries I've seen. The first hour plays out like a low budget thriller with you guessing just what is going on and if the family is who they claim to be.
Sadly the final third is a little weak and the last twenty minutes feel very drawn out. Maybe I'm just a bastard but I would have liked them to have not been so nice to the family that has been deceiving them for 9 months.
An interesting look why you can never trust someone over the internet.
It's hard to rate this movie, I feel it's something worth watching due to the incident behind it, I don't think it's as strong as a documentary on itself like Dear Zachary was, where you could take the anecdote out and it was still a damn good documentary. But this one is shocking, it does really take you down the rabbit hole and you can see the main guy doing not only a literal but an emotional journey.
Wow, that was terrible.
The tv show is even worse, and horrible acting.
Yes, acting. It's all a set-up.
Then back to the movie, with the misleading trailer.
The trailer makes it look like the guy is going to find out the woman is a serial killer.
Unfortunately, it's not. Just another tear jerker.
No sé si es porque ya sabía de qué iba esto, pero desde el principio me pareció tan obvio que era fake t.t
La parte de los sms hott me dio demasiada risa JAJAJAJAJAJAJ
La historia de la señora me dio cosita. En fin, me gustó.
Oh shit i will never trust people on the internet again
Really hard to stick with for the opening half an hour but please do because the final two thirds are unmissable.
Very good film, exploring the reality if online relationships. I don't care if it is all fake, still very good.
If anything, "Catfish" will certainly go down as one of the creepiest, most unsettling movies I've ever seen. It's hard to talk about the film further past its general synopsis if you know someone that hasn't seen it, but if you have it will ignite an endless debate of both how crazy its events are and the commentary it has with the influence of digital media in today's society. Furthermore, I will say that I do believe that this movie is real, but I won't admit that it's 100% in that aspect. Admittedly, there were one or two moments that felt scripted or staged for a more dramatic effect. Overall though, "Catfish" is one of the most unique documentaries I've…
After watching all the episodes of MTV's Catfish the TV Show yesterday, I decided I also need to watch the film where it all started. I don't know if it's 100% true or not, probably some parts of it aren't, but it does still point out things from our society today, for sure. At least it seemed a lot more real than the MTV show!
Só vendo para entender - pena que foi vendido para MTV, o que lhe conferiu ainda mais cara de reality show.