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Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries.

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Himself (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)
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Himself (as Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)
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Himself
Angela Wesselman-Pierce ...
Herself (as Angela Wesselman)
Melody C. Roscher ...
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Wendy Whelan ...
Dancer: Morphoses
Craig Hall ...
Dancer: Morphoses
Tiler Peck ...
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Drew Jacoby ...
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Rubi Pronk ...
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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. Written by Universal Pictures

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Don't let anyone tell you what it is.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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2 December 2010 (Netherlands)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$257,285 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

$3,234,373 (USA) (26 November 2010)
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Trivia

One of Angela's and Megan's "real" friends on Facebook who shared songs and advice turned out to also be a fictional character called Denton Rose who won America's Dream Date as a fictional character in 2006. The character appeared on Fox, and the WSJ and was offered the lead role in a DreamWorks film. See more »

Quotes

Yaniv Schulman: [First lines] If this is your documentary, you're doing a bad job.
Ariel Schulman: Why?
Yaniv Schulman: Because you're catching me when I don't want to talk about things.
Ariel Schulman: How should we do it?
Yaniv Schulman: Set it up, organise a time with me, put together some materials, emails, we'll get the Facebook conversations printed out and we'll really talk about it.
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos are recorded off a computer (specifically a Mac). The Universal logo is shown as someone using Google Earth. The Relativity Media logo is shown as if it was an online video. The Rogue Pictures logo is shown as a desktop icon. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Maus is Missing
Written by Matt Fishbeck
Performed by Holy Shit
Published by Matt Fishbeck
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A Superb Documentary
11 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm gonna keep the review short because like many I believe that the less you know about the movie going in, the better. While the trailer is quite misleading it does not retract from the fact that this is a superb character piece. Even though it does show that social networking sites aren't safe and you shouldn't trust people online blah blah blah. I don't think that was the goal of the filmmakers, I think it was just to show the nature of human character. And to all those saying that it's fake, it's a pretty touching story even if it is (which I doubt because Nev would be the greatest actor in Hollywood if it is), just don't go into it expecting a thriller.


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