It is hard to review Henry Joost and Rel Schulman's 2010 Sundance Selection documentary without giving too much away. For that reason alone, I will only skim the surface of the plot and dive directly into why I think you must see this film opening weekend - before the huge, unexpected twist leaks for all the word to hear.
For starters, the story is priceless. No matter how often you hear the horror stories of similar scenarios, there is still no explanation for what you will see in Catfish. The raw, uncanny revelation of one’s life is truly remarkable as you get to witness the workings of a true professional as she uses good looks and online access to fully exploit a man's heart.
Within minutes of the truth you begin to feel for the lead protagonist, regretful that you aren't there with him, yet grateful that the same situation didn't happen to you. There is a state of shock that lasts for several minutes as you begin to piece together the puzzle, realizing that others’ dark and unbelievable horrors have finally been caught on camera.
The trailer plays up the movie like a horror piece, and while the story was horrifying, it still wasn't a gruesome blood bath like I half expected. Instead it was a mind teaser that had me leaving the theater with more than a million questions- questions that will forever go unanswered but will remain on my mind.
Needless to say Catfish is an amazing film with a twisted story that you must see opening weekend. It literally creates a new genre of its own, and you do not want to miss what everyone is going to be talking about.