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Catfish (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary  |  2 December 2010 (Netherlands)
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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 Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)
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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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$257,285 (USA) (17 September 2010)

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

The song "Megan" sends to Nev titled "Truman Sleeps" is actually from the movie "The Truman Show" (1998). See more »

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Vince Pierce: They used to tank cod from Alaska all the way to China. They'd keep them in vats in the ship. By the time the codfish reached China, the flesh was mush and tasteless. So this guy came up with the idea that if you put these cods in these big vats, put some catfish in with them and the catfish will keep the cod agile. And there are those people who are catfish in life. And they keep you on your toes. They keep you guessing, they keep you thinking, they keep you fresh. And I thank god for the ...
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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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Good Vibrations
Written by Mike Love & Brian Wilson
Performed by The Langley Schools, Music Project
Published by Irving Music Inc.
Courtesy of Bar/None Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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This is a revealing film, fake or not.
30 March 2011 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

It's authenticity will remain in question. And if it is indeed real, the motivation of the filmmakers themselves are unclear.

But there is a truth in Catfish that reflects a lot about ourselves. For most, the Internet is a place to merely extend their social life. But for some, it could be the only place where they could find it. We are called to be mindful of these people. This is a movie for our time. 4/5 Stars

Note: The trailer is indeed misleading, which may have caused much disappointment to viewers with a specific expectation. To those who has not seen the trailer and desire to watch the movie, avoid the trailer.


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