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Catfish -- A New York City photographer travels to rural Michigan to meet the woman of his dreams, once he's only known through the Internet.
Catfish -- Clip: Nev Composites A Picture Of Himself And Megan Together
Catfish -- Featurette: Filmmakers
Catfish -- Interview: "Henry Joost, Yaniv Schulman & Ariel Schulman On The Genesis Of The Project"
Catfish -- Clip: Rel Asks Nev About How His Relationship With Megan Is Progressing

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Release Date:
2 December 2010 (Netherlands) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Don't let anyone tell you what it is.
Plot:
Young filmmakers document their colleague's budding online friendship with a young woman and her family which leads to an unexpected series of discoveries. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An interesting character study See more (159 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yaniv Schulman ... Himself (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)

Ariel Schulman ... Himself (as Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)

Henry Joost ... Himself
Angela Wesselman-Pierce ... Herself (as Angela Wesselman)
Melody C. Roscher ... Herself
Wendy Whelan ... Dancer: Morphoses
Craig Hall ... Dancer: Morphoses
Tiler Peck ... Dancer: Morphoses
Drew Jacoby ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rubi Pronk ... Dancer: Morphoses
Adrian Danchig-Waring ... Dancer: Morphoses

Directed by
Henry Joost 
Ariel Schulman 
 
Produced by
Andrew Jarecki .... producer
Henry Joost .... producer
Ryan Kavanaugh .... executive producer
Brett Ratner .... executive producer
Ariel Schulman .... producer
Marc Smerling .... producer
Zachary Stuart-Pontier .... co-producer
Tucker Tooley .... executive producer
Colin Wilhm .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh 
 
Cinematography by
Henry Joost 
Ariel Schulman 
Yaniv Schulman 
 
Film Editing by
Zachary Stuart-Pontier 
 
Production Management
Perri B. Frank .... post-production supervisor
Ken Halsband .... executive in charge of production: Relativity Media (as Kenneth Halsband)
 
Art Department
Angela Wesselman-Pierce .... artist: paintings (as Angela Wesselman)
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Paul Capuano .... dolby sound consultant
John Chiarolanzio .... assistant sound editor
Matt Snedecor .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Anderson .... additional cinematographer
Nick Bentgen .... additional cinematographer
 
Animation Department
Andrew Zuchero .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Sam Daley .... digital intermediate colorist
Christopher Kulikowski .... post-production consultant
Jordan Lindblad .... assistant editor
Patrick McGuinn .... digital intermediate producer
Richie Roefaro .... digital content technician
Daniel Silverman .... conform editor
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer
Victoria Anderson .... editorial assistant (uncredited)
Danny Elhaj .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Susan Jacobs .... music supervisor
Chris Kennedy .... additional music programming: Mutato Muzika
Jackie Mulhearn .... assistant music supervisor
Ilyse Wolfe Tretter .... music clearance coordinator
 
Other crew
Jason Barhydt .... senior vice president of production: Relativity Media
Linda Benjamin .... executive vice president business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Robbie Brenner .... executive vice president of production: Relativity Media
Paul Davidge .... finance executive: Relativity Media
Nate Greenwald .... business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Clark Henderson .... client relations
Adam Houghland .... choreographer: Morphoses
Steve Hutensky .... senior vice president business affairs: Relativity Media
Barbara Jean Kearney .... account executive
Victor Kovner .... legal services: Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance coordinator
Pontus Lidberg .... choreographer: Morphoses
Thomas Loftus .... senior vice president business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Leisha Mack .... business and legal affairs: Relativity Media
Greg Maxwell .... security and integrity consultant (as Gregory Maxwell)
Alice Neuhauser .... senior vice president of operations: Relativity Media
Brian Nurre .... business and legal affairs: Relativity Mdia
Eva Quiroz .... vice president of operations: Relativity Media
Raella Rothman .... production associate
Tara Sad .... transcriptionist
Jeff Sanders .... legal services: Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields
Rachel Schwartz .... coordinator physical production: Relativity Media
Davis Wright .... legal services: Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields (as Davis Wright Tremaine)
Daniel Herther .... executive assistant: Mr. Kavanaugh (uncredited)
Kasia Nabialczyk .... assistant: Brett Ratner (uncredited)
 
Thanks
J.J. Abrams .... special thanks
Dan Beirne .... special thanks
André Des Rochers .... special thanks
Carlton DeWoody .... special thanks
Tony Gilroy .... special thanks
Aimee Gonzales .... special thanks
Emily Wiedemann .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual references
Runtime:
87 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Ireland:12A | Netherlands:9 | New Zealand:M | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46237)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The song "Megan" sends to Nev titled "Truman Sleeps" is actually from the movie "The Truman Show" (1998).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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Movie Connections:
References The Lion King (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Good VibrationsSee more »

FAQ

Does this have anything to do with Catfish?
Is this film really a documentary?
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50 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
An interesting character study, 17 September 2010
Author: chrismsawin from United States

If somebody made me choose a favorite film genre, psychological thriller would quite possibly be my answer. Films that include incredible twist endings (Oldboy) or have elaborate story lines that make you think (Inception) are definitely some of the best times to be had when it comes to an entertaining movie experience. Catfish was marketed as a film that was not only a thriller, but also contained "a shattering conclusion" that was compared to Alfred Hitchcock. In the end, it didn't really have either of those things.

Catfish had this vibe the entire film like it was leading towards something dark near its conclusion. As Nev makes his way to Michigan, you get more and more anxious as he nears his destination. Even the music gets really unsettling. Is Megan's family going to be a bunch of chainsaw wielding cannibals or have Angela and Vince been keeping a kidnapped girl named Megan chained in their basement for weeks to lead young, single guys out there for them to torture as some sort of twisted way to get off? No, it's nothing like that. Catfish never really became thrilling or even came near diving into dark territory.

What Catfish winds up being is an interesting character study presented as a documentary. The film's heart resides in who Megan really is and how the entire experience affects Nev. Once the pieces of the puzzle are put together and everything falls into place, Catfish turns out to be a very raw, emotional, and heartfelt film. What's intriguing is the film revolves around Facebook and with The Social Network hitting theaters in about two weeks, it seems like a bit of a bold move.

What is arguably the best scene in the film is when it's actually explained why Catfish was chosen as the title in the final minutes. It is a pretty incredible explanation and fits the film perfectly.

Catfish isn't necessarily a bad film, in fact, it's pretty powerful once it really gets going. It probably isn't what you're expecting though. While Catfish is laugh out loud at certain points in the film, at its core, it's a documented love story that mostly resides on the internet. Maybe it just comes from personal experience, the way the film was presented, or the on-screen presence of the characters in the film, but Catfish felt genuine which isn't something that can be said about many films that have come out this year.

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