“Catfish” is a documentary that plays out after a photographer is contacted by the family of an 8 year old girl who paints a photo of his that appeared in a magazine. 8 year olds, dude.
Out of respect for the movie, I can’t really say much more. It’s essentially about the development of that relationship through today’s technology. The great thing about “Catfish” is that you can say to people, “the film wouldn’t be as effective if you knew the plot beforehand.” (This should be preceded by a “pfft” and/or a smirk)
There’s been some controversy over whether or not the movie is real. To that I say the same thing I said when I found out Two and a Half Men was canceled for the rest of the season. Meh. Even if it is fake, it’s still enjoyable.
It’s a good story and engaging, but I don’t feel like I learned anything that I haven’t known since 1997. Except the whole thing about catfish at the end, I learned that and it was cool enough to justify nodding off through the rest of it. Feel free to Doze Off during the first part though, you won’t miss much that you can’t piece together and by the time things get really interesting you’ll be hooked. (HA… man… fish pun)