Like an hour and a half buzzfeed article.. as in it is addictive and has a point to convey. Whether it justifies the length, convinces us all enough to care, and leaves you feeling good is another matter. Worth watching possibly solely to comprehend the use of the word in modern journalism.
Decidedly unconvincing as the tale it presents itself to be. Whether it is a story told in half truths, or purely a fabrication designed to trick the viewer, Catfish does raise interesting questions on the dynamic between balancing aspirations and deceit in an age where we can portray ourselves as living the life we wished we had.
I've read a lot of mixed reviews about this film, both on MUBI and elsewhere debating whether this is true or not. Personally, I think these type of films should be taken at face value and enjoyed for what they are. I really enjoyed Catfish and if true, then its a great documentary but if not, then the filmmakers should be applauded for their imagination in the storytelling and character creation & representation.
One of the most beautiful films I have ever seen. So much in here: about technology, virtual fantasy and / or trickery, loneliness, appearances vs what's deep inside a person, compassion, and on and on creatively directorship, a mix of documentary and fantasy only possible in the internet age.
forgot that i had seen this until i saw it in someone's filmography. that should clarify the impact it had. there are questionable goals for making the documentary (are we to feel enlightened that people can represent themselves unrealistically online?), as well as a general "cleanness" to the investigative elements that makes it boring. it makes great attempts at humanism but fails in that it simply "explains."
It is more representative of the networked world than The Social Network because The Social Network does not take on the topic of the networked world, so it's unfair to make the comparison. The Social Network deals with the making of Facebook -and that is, only on the surface-, not the impact Facebook has on our social lives.
Catfish- that was really thought provoking! - all i got to say is " 2 kinds of crazy" u gotta be the nicest guy on the planet cause i personally would have beat the hell out of the woman- unbeleiveable- I am recommending all my friends watch your movie. You are amazingly kind.