Saw this movie the other day. Cool indie documentary about this guy in New York who becomes Facebook friends with a family in upstate Michigan.
I like true stories that tell a story. Just like any narrative feature, Catfish has a three-act structure, and just as I was thinking, “Okay, now it’s time for something to happen,” we move into the next phase of the movie. As a nonfiction writer, I’m always looking for the story inside the substance, because that’s what people want to read/watch/hear. There may be some kind of important information you’re trying to disseminate, but without the stories no one will care.
Here we had likable characters, some of whom were kind of silly, but you could totally get why the make the decisions they do. And the camera and/or filmmakers become another character in the movie, the antagonist at times.
Cool flick. Catch it when you can.