The day was full of excitement and nerves, as Nev and his friends pulled up to Angela’s house. Was she really going to be there? Nev and Angela’s daughter Megan have been chatting for a couple of months now, and the truth about to come out in this meet. Not knowing what to expect, Nev charged up, walking hesitantly to the door trying to be brave and looks inside the garage, but wait no one lives’ here! The trail that sent him to go looking for the truth, led Nev to a place of confusion and fear. Will he ever find out what is really going on? Only time can reveal the secrets that hide in the shadows of Facebook.
Yaniv Schulman the main character who’s nickname is Nev, is a New York photographer. Filmmaker Ariel Schulman and his producing partner Henry Joost began a documentary about Nev. He meets a girl on Facebook named Megan who is Angela’s daughter, and is the half sister of the proclaimed prodigy painter Abby. Also in it there is a Fathernamed Vince who is the husband of Angela, and a brother named Alex of Abby too. All of these characters are on Facebook as well. There are more characters that are friends of the family that appear on Facebook. This is the documentary of the relationships.
In the beginning, Nev was placed in a documentary by his brother and friend about a person they met online named Abby. Abby was the daughter of Angela who painted many pictures. Nev and Abby met when Abby sent Nev a painting of one of his photographs since he is a photographer. Nev instantly hooked. Started talking to this eight year old, fascinated on how well she could paint. Plus, he was flattered that she painted his photograph. Later on Nev found out Abby had an older step sister named Megan who he thought was cute. They began having an online relationship which proceeded to become a phone relationship. Nev wanted to meet her, so he and the crew went to go visit the family they met online, but later on figured out the truth hide behind the lies.
This movie Catfish did a great job on clueing the audience in the whole movie through. I liked how they always had captions when Nev and Angela were talking on the phone, I then didn’t feel left out. The music was really suspenseful and times which made the movie that much more exciting. Also the music made me want to dance! Angela was my favorite character because it’s intriguing to me how someone can be such a compulsive liar and not feel bad because she continued to proceed lying when she told Nev it was the truth. My favorite part of the movie is when all of them went to the beach once they met. The day was perfect and they appeared to be having a blast, just enjoying the surroundings. It really shows how even through times of great despair and lies, there can be happiness.
This movie was extremely creepy and truly lets people know the type of creeps that may be on the internet stocking you. Angela could have been honest but no she had to keep lying to the innocent boy, Nev. This is such a sad story to tell you the truth, overall this could have been handled in a much better way. The interesting point that arises though is that the truth will always come out one way or another. I recommended this to children so they realize that the world in the internet can be deceiving. That kids shouldn’t trust everything they hear because there are many sides to a story. I loved how real this movie was; the raw emotion was a plus. I would rate this movie a five, since anyone can either choose to like creepy stuff or simply run away.