Catfish

Who Do You Think Your Talking To On Facebook?

"Catfish" is probably one of the most unique films I've ever seen. Although I don't know if I can agree with some critics that say this is the type of film Alfred Hitchcock would direct, as this movie doesn't seem to be the type of movie he would be involved in. Especially considering it lacks the suspensful thriller and deeply psychological moments that Hitchcock tends generate in cinema. However, it's a very powerful thought provoking film for those that yearn to see it. The movie is essentially a documentary about one man who becomes friends with a eight year old girl on Facebook. Now, before you all start throwing false accusations and asking why the hell is a grown man friends with a little girl on a social networking site, please hear me out on this before jumping to conclusions. Like I said before, he becomes friends with a little girl on this site and eventually he becomes good friends with her mother as well. All seems fine, as he has various brief conversations on the phone with the mother. However, things really get interesting when he starts a long distance love affair with the elder sister, Megan, who is allegedly around his age.

Take in mind at this point of the story, he hasn't met any of these people in real life, and everything that he knows about them is based on what they've told him on the phone and through Facebook. As his friends film his online affair with this girl, they decide to take a cross country road trip to meet this person. Now, I can't divulge or tell you what they find during this little trip, but lets just say it'll really shock you. Trust me, it speaks volumes about our current times, in regards to online dating and possibly some of the dangers behind it.

Although I wouldn't go as far as to say that "Catfish" is a Hitchcock-ish film, I will say it's a great thought provoking movie for what it is. After all, with the dangers of social networking and people meeting each other online all the time, it's easy to believe in a pretty lie. It's like the old saying goes, "Online, you can be whoever you want." Therefore, how would you know the person your talking to is really who they claim to be? That's what makes this film so compelling as it speaks volumes about the dangers of online dating, and how it can have a negative impact on our lives. Sure, there are some cases where it works out but for everyone that does, there's like a thousand that don't.

Overall, I can't say anymore without giving away the movie, but you should definitely check it out if your yearning to see a different type of film that speaks true about our modern times. Hence, I would have to give this film a three and a half out of four. "Catfish" may not be as great as it was advertised to be, but it's definitely a thought provoking film about our modern times.

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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

This looks like a very interesting film, I've just written a hub myself about the internet and facebook. I'm dying to watch this! Thanks


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

Your welcome. Anytime. I'm glad you liked the hub, and I hope you enjoy the movie when you see it. I'll be sure to check out your hub then. thanks again for stopping by. :)


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Sandyksk 6 years ago from Sanger

thanks...looking forward to seeing the Movie...wouldn't have probably without this review...so thanks again...:)


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

Your welcome, and thank you for stopping by and commenting. :) hope you enjoy the movie when you see it.


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satomko 6 years ago from Macon, GA

I haven't seen this one yet. What relationship do you think this movie and Social Network share, if any, seeing as they're both movies about how Facebook has affected its creator and users?


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan

Oh, the suspense! Now I'm left wondering what happens!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Hello Stevenixx2001: saw your comments in the forum earlier - didn't get a chance to say hello. I love the trailer for this film, it started out looking like a great date movie then turned weird, kind of like some stuff on Hubs! Hehehe! I am kidding. I will keep an eye out for this movie. Thanks for the heads up. Cheers!


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

@satomko

that's a very good question satomko. although I don't think there is a connection between the two movies directly outside of it involving facebook, I do think it's an interesting contrast to "The social network." Where in "the social network", they promote "Facebook" as this new innovative idea that allows social networking to expand further than anyone thought possible. Whereas this film, it shows some of the dangers behind that innovation, where anyone you meet online isn't always who they claim to be. However, they're both great movies though that I think you'd like, as I would recommend both of them. I just find the contrasting ideas interesting when it comes to how facebook is presented in both films, if that makes sense. lol. Anyways, thanks again for stopping by satomko.

@Rose West

lol. i guess you'll have to see the movie now, huh? ;) lol. thanks for stopping by. :)

@cheeky girl

Oh its okay. I just assumed you were busy or something, but I appreciate you replying back to me on here though. :) Yeah, I thought kind of thought the same thing when i first saw the trailer. It seemed like a date movie at the beginning, then around the end of the trailer they made it out to be this thriller type film. However, it's still a pretty good movie though. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to see it. Thanks for stopping by again cheeky, as it's always a pleasure seeing you. :)


TheFounder 6 years ago

well that's why webchat is important it avoids the "faking" out of things. This is also why when I created my website I made sure there's a video chat there so that my members won't be fooled. IF the person on the other line doesn't wanna webchat this means there's something "catfishy" going on .


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

okay....thanks for stopping by founder....


Katy 6 years ago

I saw It ! It was really good and had a twist and I kept wondering what would happen next !


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Stevennix2001 6 years ago Author

Yeah, same here. "Catfish" was definitely a great film. I agree with you there, katy. thanks for stopping by and visiting us. :) i'm glad you liked the movie and the review. :)


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petersimon 5 years ago from UK

Thanks. Nice hub. Wasnot in facebook but i met my wife in the internet..lol. I will watch it.


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author

That's cool. It looks like you were one of the lucky few cases then where an online relationship worked out in the end. Well, I hope you and your wife like the movie when you see it, and thanks for stopping by.


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louromano 4 years ago

Excellent hub. Oh, the suspense! Now I'm left wondering what happens!


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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

Thanks. I hope you like the movie if you decide to see it. :)


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SOE 3 years ago

Just thought you should know, a company named: "Yes It Is - No Piracy!" on behalf of a company named "Rogue" has filed a DMCA takedown request with Google to have this hub de-listed from search. Your hub however, was not removed as Google denied doing so. I am making a point of trying to inform people of bogus DMCAs being filled by scumbag companies.

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Stevennix2001 3 years ago Author

Thanks I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, as I had no idea there was a report filed against this hub. I'll be sure to look into it. Although I don't see "Rogue's" problem though, as I even said the movie was good; hence I'm offering the damn film free publicity and promotion. Therefore, I don't see it as a big deal, but I'll keep this in mind. Thanks for the tip.

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