Catfish movie synopsis: In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel's brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.Additional Notes: Many viewers believe Catfish to be a fake documentary, a hoax, posing that the reactions of the people involved in the film don't seem genuine and plausible, especially during the confrontation part of the movie. Morgan Spurlock, director/star of the documentary Super Size Me, walked up to the producers of the film during one of its initial screenings and told them it was the best fake documentary he had ever seen. Comedian Zach Galifianakis also has stated that he does not believe the events in the film to be true.
The Schulman brothers and Joost have backed up their original statement all along: the film is 100% true and it tells the story exactly how it happened. They also chalk up the perfect timing of every narrative element in the movie to just coincidence and sheer luck.