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This supposed “documentary” is a sham. These guys knew what was going on the whole time, and cynically tried to parlay it into a self-promotional, reality-show style piece of pseudo-journalism.
Either these guys knew exactly what was going on and were play-acting and engineering this whole scenario for the camera, or they are the most, clueless, gullible and naive people ever to use social networking sites. (Oh my word, someone with a Facebook profile might not be exactly who they’re pretending to be? THE HORROR! Who could have EVER thought that was possible?!)
This is a pretty cynical and shameless piece of self-promotion; Brett Ratner is the perfect person to be associated with and championing this project. The real suckers in this story are the tickety-buying audience…
Oh no. People who are trying to advance their film careers are self promoting. Shame on them. Hollywood is no place for people like these!
I’m hoping the barn-door gets flipped open and the cameraman takes a chainsaw to the dome.
SuperSned: Oh no, someone has forced my lace Victorian panties into an even tighter bunch! See what this has done to my already high outraged falsetto?
Go back & watch the trailer for “The Blair Witch Project”, get a clue & STFU.
The jokes on whomever pays $14 to see this tripe.
“they are the most, clueless, gullible and naive people ever to use social networking sites.”
The producers of this worthless garbage are counting on clueless, gullible, naive sheep (you?) to keep this lowbrow, contrived film under wraps and off the discussion sites, for the most part. How obviously ironic.
I think ‘Super Ned’ aka Marty has it right.
A little “Blair Witch” and you’re off and running; cute trailer; I suppose it has promise, but aren’t these shoestrings-blow-your-head projects a bit old school now?
Would I watch it in DVD? Sure!
The beauty of a good trailer is that it makes it hard to care about what SuperSned and its alter-ego DavidSqaured/aka Marty think. As long as the distributor can keep a lid on the flick’s secrets, the word of mouth on this one will be huge. Plus, a little controversy can only help a movie like this.
Oh, wait, he’s dead the whole time.
Oh, wait, he’s made the whole thing up.
Oh, wait, he’s dreamed the whole thing up.
Oh, wait, I don’t care.
Wow, I feel asleep during the long trailer. What does that say about the movie? Shouldn’t the trailer at least WANT me to go see the film????? And concept has been done before, Original, they are not. LOOKS TERRIBLE!!!!!!
Hilariously, if you google catfish movie twist, the second result that comes up says “there’s no big twist here – it’s pretty lame”.
SOMEBODY should have invested more into some SEO, lol.
Looks like utter shit, made by amateurs. How much crap can we stand this season?!
The only morons who will pay to see this are dweebs & Gen Y’ers. Gee, they must be the biggest sucker-audience on the planet right now – not only are they taken by Hollywood, they eagerly go to tripe made by their own. And using the name HITCHCOCK!! I’d wager $1,000 right now that 98% never even SAW a Hictchock movie!
obviously they knew what was up, otherwise they wouldn’t have found it necessary to film a blind date.
He’s not dead, and this is not a dream. You should really see this powerful movie before passing judgments.
“Powerful movie” my ass. Did you tie your horse to this false piece of junk? Is that why you’re defending it? Everyone associated with this disgraceful, cynical piece of filmmaking should be ashamed.
Hey Larry, have you seen the film? Go see it and judge for yourself.
I saw this movie, and no, there will be no spoilers here, but this movie is just a run-of-the-mill drama. If you took a Lifetime MOW and filmed it as a documentary, you have Catfish (and that should give you an idea about the “shocking” twist).
The big problem I have with it is that it claims to be true. People hate to be lied to, bottom line. Remember The Fourth Kind? They had REAL ALIEN ABDUCTION!!!!OMG footage and they made such a big deal it was all real, and then a few reporters proved it was fake, and the movie died a sad lonely death a BO.
Without giving away the “ending” (and that will be difficut) I can say this: The youtube videos they watch in the movie were uploaded during the filming of Catfish, but in the movie they claim that the person in the video was a local celebrity who had been painting for a long time (local celebrity, with only 35 views?) That Youtuber’s account links to Angela’s FB page which never mentions that a movie is coming out about her life, which doesn’t make sense because (spoiler dodge) but the FB was just updated a few days ago. You think there would at least be a “these guys took advantage of me” post to all her friends.
Also, if someone claimed you were (blank) why would you allow it to be filmed? Why would you admit it on camera the first time you met someone in real life, and they were pushed a camera in your face?
Ugh. If not for the “true” label, this movie would be on Oxygen. But it is a fictional story, and that makes it even lamer because then you realize the film-makers had carte blanche in crafting the story.
TheSuit is right, and I believe this trailer does the movie a disservice.
It turns out to be quite powerful and meditative, and there is a very thrilling aspect to their attempt to find out the truth.
Who knows how much they knew. I’m sure they suspected something was up, but there is no way they could have anticipated what they found. And not in a “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” way. It’s much less cynical than you think.
And Jon Chambers – you’re a cranky idiot. Many people will pay to see this because, documentary or not, it’s an incredible movie that deserves to be seen.
Goes to the barn. That’s not actually her house. He tracks her down to another small town and find out she’s fat, old, and married with two severely handicapped children. Confronts her about it. She denies it. Then admits to it. End up feeling bad for her. Everyone goes home.
Not bad. It needed a little more punch at the end. If it’s going to end up bloody then they should give us a little more.
jesus christ, they made a movie. stop all the hatin’. who cares if it’s true or not or planned or whatever. either it’s good, or it isn’t. leave it up to the people who see it.
Film screened at St. Louis Film Festival to boos and massive walkouts.
this statement is completely FALSE. It never screened at St Louis. It screened at Sundance, and was very well-received.
Poor Alfred Hitchcock is rolling over in his grave like a top. the film is an intriguing and well made
movie but there’s no big reveal that will make teenagers insist all their friends see it. There’s nothing scary and I didn’t feel my emotions taking a roller coaster ride. If anything there is a contemplative sadness – not the stuff of summer teen movies. I hope for the filmmakers there will be a big opening weekend regardless. At least it’s not a cookie cutter studio sequel
Was perhaps the most coveted indie out of Sundance this year (certainly had as many buyers interested as BURIED, SPLICE and THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT). Didn’t have the chance to see it there but have only heard positive things. These comments confuse me to no end. Hollywood’s product is remarkably unwatchable at the moment and people are writing off one of the few genuinely buzz worthy films of 2010 sight unseen. Unreal.
But you are lavishing praise on it site unseen. Even more unreal.
I thought the trailer was good. I don’t know anything about this movie, never heard of it, nor do I know the filmmakers, but it’s something I would go see. Who cares if it’s real or not? Let’s just be happy for these guys. They got there movie out. As far as I’m concerned, anyone who can accomplish that feat is brilliant!! More power to them.
Saying you should be proud of the filmmakers just because they finished a product is the same “Special Olympics” mentality that gives trophies to kids just for playing, not for winning.
We’re Americans, we don’t just participate, we compete. You get rewarded for doing a good job, not just doing a job.
The girl is a dude.
Whether it’s true or not is irrelevant, isn’t it? It just needs to be interesting. Trailer did make me curious– but I for one am tired of seeing bad video on a theater screen.
Hey, wait a minute here… is this implying that people have phony online profiles? ALERT THE NEWS MEDIA!
The internet is not a reliable source of i.d.?!!! I will see to it that all associated shall be punished, or my name isn’t Action Scratchion!!!
meh. pretty cheeeeeeesy trailer, but the pic had good buzz as a crowd-pleaser at the dance.
I think your views on the film Jason Carpenter are heavily biased, towards what, I am not sure. It would be interesting to hear/read what some of your favourite movies are in order to see where your analysis and comparison is coming from.
I saw Catfish the other day at an advance screening in Toronto and it was met with much laughter and applause. While it may not be your cup of tea, at least provide some kind of comparison before dismissing it, as it makes your comments appear vapid and without merit.
I am amused rather than baffled by all the comments attributed to this movie, the slick ‘marketing’ play of don’t give away the ending isn’t particularly original, and anyone with half a brain can work out that 1)Megan is a figment, 2) it is a cynical exploitation of a situation by the three guys, it beggars belief that they did not ‘investigate/check out ‘Megan’during their filming.The pathos that the end revelation creates is ENTIRELY artificial, but hey thats movies.what it is NOT , is a documentary which the film makers are claiming on every chat show.disingeniouse/dishonest yep, but again this is their break, do what you have to do.Audiences will find it somewhat tedious and obvious,but they have paid. so what else is new , cause CatFish surely isn’t.
Maybe some people want to believe in good and not bad. Perhaps one of the purposes of the film is to open peoples minds to ways that our online lives can be tricked and blend over into our offline lives. While this might seem apparent to some, nothing can be further from the truth. Not everybody will see the world through your eyes or my eyes. All our experiences are based on everything we’ve done up until this moment. I don’t find Catfish tedious at all however this is my opinion, and as much as your entitled to yours, I am entitled to mine.