Catfish: A Social Networking Movie Worth Watching

Seems like Social Networking movies are the ‘IT’ thing in Hollywood this season, but here comes along a documentary that actually makes its viewers think about their social interactions on the web.

Filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story and decided to document a budding friendship between Ariel’s brother Nev, a 24 year old photographer from New York City, with Abby (8 years old) and her sister Megan (19 years old) from rural Michigan. The story starts with Abby contacting Nev via Facebook, asking for his permission to make a painting from one of his photographs, then we follow Nev as his friendship develops and he and the filmmakers decide to pay the girls a visit at their farm in Michigan. This is as much of a synopsis as I can give without spoiling the movie for you but its a well written thriller and you will certainly stay on your toes during the second half of the movie with plot twists and climaxes that will leave you thinking about them for days!

So, unlike The Social Network and Twitter movies this one will actually deliver on being something more than just a gimmick and gives us and entertaining movie experience, so I totally recommend that you go and see it. It was released nation-wide in the United States on September 17th. If you have already watched it, let us know what you think.

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