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Catfish

Nev Schulman

Directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost
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5 3.5
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5 3.5 0
September 15, 2010

There's more killer suspense and shocking intimacy in this one-of-a-kind documentary than you'll find in a dozen thrillers. You'll laugh hard and cry too. Don't let anyone, especially critics, spoil this story of Nev Schulman, 24, a New York photographer who strikes up a Facebook relationship with an eight-year-old Michigan girl and her family, including a hottie stepsister. When Nev decides to visit, accompanied by his brother Ariel, Henry Joost and their DV cameras, the film unravels its secrets. You'll be talking about this one for weeks.

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