Director-Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Scott’s Review #489
Reviewed October 2, 2016
I loved this movie/documentary! I know some people were disappointed with the twist towards the end, but I thought it was interesting and made the film quite compelling- a surprise ending if you will. The shaky documentary style filming adds to the intensity.
The plot revolves around a young photographer, Nev, who strikes up an online Facebook friendship with an 8 year old artist- very risky, yes, but they discuss art and paintings. They chat regularly. Nev lives in New York City, while Abby lives in Michigan. Nev’s brother Ariel is shooting a documentary and thinks it would be perfect for the pair to drive to Michigan and meet Abby. Once they do, they are in for a surprise as the web of circumstances that follows make the film creepy, eerie, and mysterious.
Obviously, I do not want to give any more away, but Catfish is an interesting, well thought out story, which apparently is a true case. The presentation of the film is wonderful.