Catfish Final Paper
A young man named Nev had gotten many paintings from a young girl named Abby. Abby’s mom, Angela had found Nev’s photography on facebook and Angela claims that Abby had been painting these pictures. Nev got into a relationship with Megan who was supposedly supposed to be Angela’s daughter. They had been talking for eight months and started to fall in love. Many weird things were happening. The tracks that Megan sent Nev were just copies of real songs. Pieces were not connecting and Nev decided to go meet the family. He was told to go to a barn where Megan was supposed to birth a horse. Nev had finally gotten to the barn and it was deserted and no one was there. Was the family even real?
Catfish is a movie about a young man named Nev. He receives paintings from the photos he took that were on facebook and meets this family. He gets into a serious relationship where he hasn’t even met the girl. It takes place mostly in New York and Michigan and was made as a documentary in 2007. Nev travels with Ariel which is his brother, Henry and meets Angela, Abby, and gets to know more about Megan, the girl that he “fell in love” with.
Nev is a photographer who is put on camera by his brother Ariel. Ariel wants to follow Nev’s life when they travel. Abby is a little girl who is painting Nev’s photos that her mother got off of facebook. Angela is the mother of Abby that found Nev’s pictures and claims that Abby is this amazing painter who paints them. Megan is the girl that Nev has been talking to for about eight months and wants to get to know her and actually meet her for the first time. Many things weren’t matching up and that made Nev want to meet her even more.
I really liked the special effects and the soundtrack. The soundtrack made the movie seem more suspenseful and it got me more into the moment. I also just liked the story and plot in general. I think it was interesting especially because this was a true story. Nev really intrigued me. He just reminded me of a normal 24 year old guy who was traveling around and took pictures. I also think it was interesting the things that Megan did to impress Nev and he wasn’t quite sure about any of it.
I would recommend this movie to an adult. I think that a younger kid wouldn’t enjoy it as much as an adult because it’s a documentary rather than a movie a child would like. I liked it because it was a true story, a documentary and the plot was really interesting. I also liked how things would come up that you didn’t expect at all. I don’t like movies that you know for sure what is going to happen. You also definitely would not think the ending ended as it did. I also like the reason of why it was called “Catfish.” There were fish that were shipped over here and by the time they were here, they were mushy. They had the idea to put catfish in to nip at the fish and keep them circulating. That is just like our life, we need those people who keep the world going and “circulating.”In other words, keep us on our toes.