It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to tell documentary from fiction these days. Catfish
fits into an increasingly popular genre of filmmaking, the “purported documentary.” Certainly, much of what appears onscreen seems to have been filmed as it happened, but how much of a hand the filmmakers had in making those events occur is very much open to question. At the very least, one suspects, they could more quickly have ascertained the truth about the situation they found themselves in, but decided it would make for a more dramatic movie to keep themselves in the dark as long as possible.
Co-directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost begin their ...