Movie Review – Catfish (2010)

Catfish

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother.

Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Stars: Megan Faccio, Melody C. Roscher and Ariel Schulman

Storyline: In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

So, I got a chance to watch this last night since I was not able to sleep. Bad move on my part. I was addicted from the beginning. This was one of my favorite documentaries ever. It really was that good. I was glued to the television from start to finish. Trust me, that is rare from me. I am one of those nuts that have to always do a few things at once. Even when I am watching a movie, I normally have to be doing something else at the same time. I will normally watch a movie while coding or playing a musical instrument. I am probably the definition of ADD.

Anyway, to get back to the documentary. This was done so well and was done on an amazing story. The story follows Rel, who is one of the director’s brothers. I am not sure why they were documenting his life, but they ended up following his relationship with some Facebook friends and the twists and turns that the story takes will leave you saying “Oh Snap!” (as the cool kids say) quite a few times.

I cannot remember being moved from a documentary this much since The King of Kong. Once Catfish hits DVD in February, pick this one up. You will not be disappointed. If you have had the chance to see it, leave some comments and let me know what you thought of it.