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Catfish (2010)

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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Nev Schulman ... Self (as Yaniv 'Nev' Schulman)
Ariel Schulman ... Self (as Ariel 'Rel' Schulman)
Henry Joost ... Self
Angela Wesselman-Pierce Angela Wesselman-Pierce ... Self (as Angela Wesselman)
Melody C. Roscher Melody C. Roscher ... Self
Wendy Whelan ... Dancer: Morphoses
Craig Hall Craig Hall ... Dancer: Morphoses
Tiler Peck ... Dancer: Morphoses
Drew Jacoby ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rubi Pronk Rubi Pronk ... Dancer: Morphoses
Adrian Danchig-Waring Adrian Danchig-Waring ... Dancer: Morphoses
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blake Alexandros ... Nando
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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As of August 2011, the film has been hit with two lawsuits and, according to Catfish distributor Relativity Media, the film has an unrecouped balance of more than $8.5 million and will not likely ever become profitable. Both of these lawsuits have to do with songs used within the movie not being attributed to their creators. 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 »

Connections

References One Tree Hill (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Maus is Missing
Written by Matt Fishbeck
Performed by Holy Shit
Published by Matt Fishbeck
Courtesy of United Acoustic Recordings
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User Reviews

 
Try to avoid as much plot details about this dark, and compelling documentary as possible.
24 October 2010 | by Ryan_MYeahSee all my reviews

The film centers around photographer Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, recorded by Ariel Schulman, and Henry Joost. This is all I'm going to reveal about the plot, because I strongly believe that you should see this movie knowing virtually nothing about it. If I even gave a synopsis, I'd be giving too much away.

It's a film with a rather dark tone, and smartly edited by Zachary Stuart-Pontier. The documentary does make some strong points, such as "Who is this person?" "Who can I trust?" "What's real, and what's falsehood?" It makes one wonder what length some will go to hide the truth, and wonder what they would do in a situation like Nev's.

The film starts off rather charming, but eventually the film ends up becoming so nervously unsettling, and emotionally devastating that it's painful to watch. I know it made me not want to know what happen, because it just so hard to fathom, but I just decided to grit my teeth, and keep watching. The film is highly thought provoking, question raising, and the tone Joost, and Schulman set helps the film immeasurably.

The film is hardly ever pretty to watch, but am eye opener to be certain.

I give Catfish *** out of ****


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Details

Official Sites:

Rogue [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catfish See more »

Filming Locations:

Ishpeming, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$257,285, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$3,237,343

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,533,711
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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