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.
The storyline feels a little thin and moth-eaten in parts but this sequel is plenty of fun.
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The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
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Taken at face value, this is a documentary about how a young photographer was deceived by a lonely housewife... how he gently confronts her, discovers her desperate existence and gets a tearful apology.The way it unfolds is engaging. We do allow this woman some latitude. All of us can relate in some degree to the deep loneliness of a simple kind and the equally simple need for escape via fantasy.What we cannot allow is the deeper deception from the other side, the side of the filmmakers. This kind of documentary is becoming more common now, and that's too bad because it is a hard form to manage. The structure inserts the reporter as a key agent in the story, making it all but impossible to not be overtly manipulative.In this case, these three guys knew the Facebook character was fake, and decided to exploit it. They got lucky in some respects, but in others they made conscious decisions to extend the the story for the film's sake. I can understand this, but we have to be fair. There is manipulation and deception on both sides here. The drive in both cases is the same: to make a good enough story to hold a situation that selfishly sustains. They pretend to deliver insight on only one side of this.
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wow, this did surprise me, not the story or really its enactment - but the ending. it was so thoroughly unexpected to find that the best most profound words should be given to the least developed character. it is difficult to say anything about this movie without giving everything away suffice to say it was so wonderful to receive such insight at the end from such an unexpected source. and that i think is what pushes this film above its peers. here is a story that we have all heard before, all experienced. the internet is a treacherous beast and frankly we believe our virtual friends at our peril. but the story doesn't end there. firstly we see who these people are who decide to invade our world with their make believe. and we find that perhaps they are also special as we learn just what might make them behave in this way, and then we find that really the people who are the losers are not the people who make the stuff up, but us for never believing in them face to face in the first place. oh this is a wonderful film, and i hope that everyone can watch it.
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This generations social media it is hard to see and believe that someone is out of reach or unknown. Half of the population in Australia is on Facebook, this is certainly guaranteed. But what if the person you thought you knew turned out to be the unknown? "Catfish" is a documentary of 2008. In Schulman's and Joost's journey of self discovery, "Catfish" is the documentary of this generation. "Catfish" is a thrilling and an engaging documentary.the story follows a young man called Nev, as he develops an online relationship with an entire family, as the story slowly unfolds it leaves Nev going miles to find out who these people really are. Most of the filming is done by Nev's brother Areil and Henry, although there is quite a few raw pieces in the film i have to give them credit for not giving up on the quest that they have had. This documentary really tries to bring the elements of the genre together.
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Catfish: A documentary of online relationships, and finding your unknown partner. Is she real? In this day and age of social media it is hard to believe that anyone is out of reach or unknown with around half the population of all of Australia on Facebook, this is even more guaranteed. But what if the person you thought you knew all about actually turned out to be the unknown? This is the premise the 2008 documentary 'Catfish' (introduces the text). In a dramatic thriller with an interesting storyline likable star and an engaging story of self-discovery. The story follows a young and promising photographer and his online relationship with a little girl named Abby whom share paintings and photographs. Only adding her entire family on Facebook and getting into a relationship with her half-sister 100's of miles away. Starting to get attached to this Megan saying I love you on numerous occasions without actually knowing this person or seeing her face-to-face, and the adventure of going to Michigan to see Megan, and finding secrets that don't add up, finding secrets about Angela, Abby and Megan. This film started out as practice for young filmmakers Joost and Schulman, but as the story kept going it turned into a juicy story that at the time was unbelievable, and started their film careers. This film may seem raw in some places, but it is a credit to them as buddy filmmakers. One aspect I really enjoyed was the contrasting of the music between the beginning and the end of the movie, it's a light tune at the beginning and dark at the end Catfish was a great and wonderful thrill ride and it was a decent documentary with interesting plot lines and a great story.