3 1/2 Stars
Through months of texting and emails Megan and Niev develop a virtual romance. The relationship culminates in a surprise visit to Megan’s farm in the outer regions of Michigan. I wouldn’t dream of divulging the details of Niev’s trip and his findings about this family he’s grown close to. I can say that any viewer not unsettled by the last 30 minutes has never been on a social networking site.
Catfish is a documentary that is extremely topical. The filmmakers have an interesting subject in Niev and deliver a serious thought-provoking documentary that doesn’t judge or cast a joking tone on the mentally disturbed people we meet in the process. It’s a remarkable statement on individuality, deception, and privacy. Catfish will stay with you for days after.
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Stars: Melody C. Roscher, Ariel Schulman, Yaniv Schulman