Catfish – Review

Catfish is a documentary that is best watched without knowing too much about it. It focuses on three friends who live in New York city and share an office. They are creative types and often film themselves in the aim of making short films.

The film begins by covering one of the friends, Yaniv, as he corresponds with a young girl who has started to paint his photographs. Before long he is chatting with her mum on the phone and flirting with her older sister on Facebook. What happens then is the bit that is worth discovering yourself as you follow the friends on a journey.

At times I was genuinely unsettled and a little scared. While Catfish may not be at all well shot for the most part it certainly has a story to tell that is unnerving but also quite moving.

Certainly one to watch if you’ve ever made friends online.

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