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2.0 out of 5 stars Clever, but rings untrue, January 18, 2012
This review is from: Catfish (DVD)
The prmise of this "documentery" is falsehoods and deception in the modern social networking age. The film makers are supposedly dupped into believing in a young painter and her family over facebook. One actually begins an on-line relationship with the older sister of the young painter.
The premise is believable and events may have even stared as the filmakers document.
I cannot, however, believe the filmakers were that naive throughout the beginning of the film. Later, once they know they are being decieved, they conject on the nature of the deception. These turn out to be spot on. The actual discovery of the deception seems to be somewhat stagged or acted out. Maybe I am being jadded.
I'm writing this review being purposfully vague so you might watch the film and draw your own conclusions.
Bottom line is that I feel the film makers manipulated and edited the film to make it seem as dramatic and spontanious as possible(that's the filmskers job some would say...not in a documentary about deception says I). Something about the whole film does just not ring true with me. If you have some time to kill watch it and judge for yourself.
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