Catfish
2010
***½
Director: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
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A photographer in New York makes an online fan out of an 8-year-old Abby. Pretty soon he’s Facebook friends with the entire family (who all seem to be incredibly talented artists) and he starts an online romance with the girl’s stepsister. However, he begins to grow suspicious and decides to go and meet these people in person. This documentary has been called fake, but is it all made-up, and does it matter if it is? The protagonist (and the directors) are certainly conveniently gullible and there are parts to the story that are hard to swallow, but this is still an interesting, enlightening and ultimately moving film about the lures and pitfalls of social networking.