Almost everyone loves to use Facebook. It is slowly turning into the future of the internet. Not only do people go on Facebook for friends and family, the do it for relationships as well. There are however, certain things you need to watch out for with dating online. Let’s say that you get in a relationship with someone online, whom you have never even met before. Then you decided to meet this person face to face. Once you first meet, you think the night could go pretty well, and then it turns out that your date is nothing like they seemed to be. This situation occurs all over America. The problem is that no one understands what it is like to experience this, so they think everyone on the internet is as they say they are. The movie Catfish is the real deal. It is a true documentary about how some lives on Facebook are made up.
This movie was released in filmed in 2008, and was released in 2010. It is a true story about Nev, his brother Ariel, and his friend Henry. They start to make a documentary about these paintings sent to them by a little girl named Abby from Michigan. The paintings were phenomenal, so they decided to make a documentary about Abby and her paintings. Throughout the story, Nev gets closer to Abby’s family, and talks to her Mom named Angela, her 19 year-old sister named Megan, and brother named Alex. He ends up adding them all on Facebook. Eventually, he develops a relationship with Megan for nine months. This escalates into her sending him audio tapes of her singing. The one day, he recognizes one of her songs. He investigates the song and it turns out that she has just taken credit for that person’s work. He looks at her Facebook, and he starts to find holes everywhere in the family’s stories. The rest of the film is how they find out the truth about the whole thing.
There aren’t many specific details about the main characters of the story. Nev is obviously the main character, who wants to make a documentary about Abby. His brother Ariel, basically pushed him into the story and helps with the cameras. Henry just records the whole thing. The story has to do a lot about Angela, but if I were to say anything more, it could give the main point of the story away.
The whole point of this movie is to teach people about how to be careful about what you read on the internet. The thing about lying on the internet is that it’s everywhere. The problem is that no one realizes that this is true. This movie is a great way to show people the truth, and how not everything is as it seems. For example, let’s say that you find someone on the internet. It’s not like you have seen them in real life before. You might not have a clue of what that person might be like. This movie is a good reminder of this problem.
I liked this movie, but I would not watch it again. I would say it was more interesting than good. It is more of a guideline than a movie I would say. It teaches you not to believe everything that you see on the internet. Other than that, I recommend that people see this movie.