15 September 2010


Directed by: Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman
Full credits at IMDb

Catfish is MySpace profile as movie, multimedia package as feature film, a non-fiction narrative stitched together from techno—ephemera: screen shots of news feeds, Google Earth, and street views; tagged Facebook photos, text messages and YouTube video after YouTube video—crude, shaky, grainy, close-up quick-takes with Nev Schulman (the co-director’s brother), a charismatic if self-obsessed New York twentysomething. The movie documents his budding relationship with a family in flyover country: an under-10 painting prodigy, her hot mom and her even hotter older sister, for whom he falls, hard; the two spend hours on the phone between sexting.

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