'Catfish' is a tough movie to talk about because the marketing campaign doesn't actually want to tell anyone what the movie is about (read our review here). They, and the filmmakers, want people to listen to the word of mouth and then discover the film for themselves. And that is indeed the ideal way to first experience its fascinating subject matter.

That said, the mystery of it doesn't make or break the film by any means, it only adds to the experience. So while going into the film with your eyes and ears covered is certainly a preferable way to see it, there really isn't anything anyone is going to say that will somehow ruin the film. It's still a totally engrossing story no matter the conditions in which its seen.

Obviously not everyone is going to be willing to see a movie that they know nothing about just because everyone is talking about it (and yet everyone is trying to not actually say anything about it), so for those who would like to know a little more, Cinematical would like to offer up first, the film's official synopsis, followed by our interview with Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost and Nev Schulman.

"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."
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