This movie trailer for a film called Catfish debuted today on Apple. Apparently the film screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was very well received. It’s a little unusual, to say the least, but check the synopsis and watch the trailer in full before rushing to any decisions.
I, for one, and moderately intrigued by the promise of a good surprise. Those film critics who have seen it won’t say what “it” is, and the films tagline even states: “Don’t let anyone tell you what it is.” Okay…
Synopsis: Nev, a 24-year-old New York-based photographer, has no idea what he’s in for when Abby, an eight-year-old girl from rural Michigan, contacts him on MySpace, seeking permission to paint one of his photographs. When he receives her remarkable painting, Nev begins a friendship and correspondence with Abby’s family. But things really get interesting when he develops a cyber-romance with Abby’s attractive older sister, Megan, a musician and model. Prompted by some startling revelations about Megan, Nev and his buddies embark on a road trip in search of the truth.
So, what did you think? A little….different, right? It’s definitely got the home-made Cloverfield-esque feeling to it. Have you ever met anyone in real life that you first met online? Did it turn out creepy or weird like this? Anyway, the movie hits theaters (probably a limited release) on September 17.