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Catfish

A movie directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

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  • Sep 17, 2010
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This movie looks awesome. Great Facebook love story turns creepy! I'm in!
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review by . March 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     "Catfish" is the kind of movie that would have done even better if it hadn't been advertised so poorly. The trailers make the thing out to be some sort of thriller. What we get when we actually watch the thing is a drama; but luckily, it's a good one with a heart. I do admire "Catfish" for its entertaining qualities; and then again, there are moments where the thing just wasn't all that good. But as a whole, "Catfish" is for sure the movie that you'd expect …
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
That the authenticity of "Catfish" is in question is both the film's greatest strength and its biggest weakness. Directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost have repeatedly claimed that their documentary isn't a hoax, and while I'd like to believe them, I admit that I have my doubts; some of it comes off as a little too dramatic, almost as if the situation were intentionally manufactured for the sake of telling a cautionary tale of internet romance. That being said, the definition …
review by . February 11, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
“The internet is always lying to you.”   - personal advice to me from Mike (Cruft), whom I initially met online in 2003.      When Catfish started stirring the waters (tee hee) of art house theaters here in Los Angeles I did not know what it was about. After I caught wind from a tweet praising it, I inquired – she, the Tweeter, said she couldn’t tell me anything other than it was good and I must get to a theater ASAP to see it. Well, art house …
Quick Tip by . January 04, 2012
posted in Movie Hype
I hate to see people embarrassed even when they deserve it. When it was over I wound up disliking the deluded as much as the deluders.
review by . September 25, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The original Facebook Movie
CATFISH   Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman   Starring Nev Schulman      Nev: They didn’t fool me.  They just told me things and I didn’t question them.  That’s not fooling.      There are still people out there who consider meeting people from the internet to be a pretty dangerous thing. They might not be who they say they are or, worse yet, they could be a serial killer or something equally frightening.  …
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The slipperiness of truth and lies on the Internet gets played out in unexpected ways in the documentary Catfish. When Nev Schulman receives a painting based on a photograph of his from an 8-year-old girl named Abby in Michigan, he doesn't realize this is going to lead to a long-distance romance with Abby's older sister Megan… and that this romance, conducted over the phone and the Internet, will lead to something far more troubling. It would be unfair to reveal more details of Catfish, as the process of discovery is one of its pleasures--but even if you do know the sequence of events, the movie's ultimate reward is not the revelation of secrets but the surprising and very human interactions of the movie's last third. While there is a thriller aspect to the movie--and the suspense at points is indeed nail biting--the revelation isn't the bang that Hollywood movies lead you to expect. Instead,Catfish turns sad, unsettling, and sure to inspire arguments about motivations and human nature.--Bret Fetzer
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: 17 September 2010 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 87 min
Studio: Universal
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