TSR Film Club - Catfish Watch

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Jade2009
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#81
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It's quite an eye-opener about getting to know people online I found because you never know if they are who they claim to be. I do feel sorry for the woman but more for the guy - looking back on that sex talk must have been very embarrassing for him... It was a great film though.
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That was so sad. She clearly has issues, but she didn't really hurt anyone, she was just creepy as f***. I don't think any sort of criminal charges would have really served to benifit anyone.
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I agree to some extent; obviously it was a further mental problem than what was discussed on the film, however it also stated that she didn't have cancer; which i feel is a step too far, even when considering that she lied about personalities, relationships & general lifestyles of imaginary people.

and yes, the guy was very understanding. imagine if the guy had emotional/stability issues similar to hers, this could have caused long term damage to his life too.
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I also believe that she had fallen in love with the thought of what her imaginary life was like; which obviously reflected on her feelings towards Nev when they really met. I think that she believed that something between the two was going to happen...
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(Original post by Liam_G)
:dontknow:

Even if it was illegal, I doubt that the guy would press charges. She's just a sad, desperate and quite lonely person. It's a form of escapism... Sure it's creepy when taken out of context, but she was desperate, and luckily the guy was understanding and supportive about a situation in which many people would feel horribly manipulated... I don't think it would be right if she was arrested if I'm honest.
Agreed. Although it does make you worry a bit that pictures can be stolen from you like that. You know it's possible but you just don't think about it.
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Very good, very interesting. I quite liked the cinematography, the way it switched from a gritty first person view, to a more setting normal filming style, worked very well in my opinion.
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gosh! I feel so sorry for the woman, she needed some kind of attention, control... And her artworks are beautiful. Very different film.
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Catfish is said to be fake anyway:

http://veryaware.com/2010/09/catfish...-fake-sort-of/

At least, partially fake. Still, it's a great "movie", but I don't think there's any right/wrong since it's probably a set up......
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(Original post by oh hello)
I also believe that she had fallen in love with the thought of what her imaginary life was like; which obviously reflected on her feelings towards Nev when they really met. I think that she believed that something between the two was going to happen...
I don't think so; she never had any expectation of them meeting. I don't think she planned ahead at all, and certainly I don't think she expected anything to happen - she was resigned to her life as a mother/wife etc.. Nev was just a fantasy for her.
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Exactly! Imagine if this documentary was never created, she could now, still be 're-living' megans life through her facebook account! It makes me wonder how many people out there are also doing this...
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(Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
I don't think so; she never had any expectation of them meeting. I don't think she planned ahead at all, and certainly I don't think she expected anything to happen - she was resigned to her life as a mother/wife etc.. Nev was just a fantasy for her.
well maybe not; however when she met she still continued the lie, it wasn't like she refused to meet him etc, she introduced him to her family!
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Oh wow, I just watched it. So bizarre, yet so fascinating. I really can't believe it :zomg:. I'm so glad I made sure not to stumble across reading spoilers beforehand, cos boy, such a load of surprises I got in this film. The fact that it's a true life story makes it that much more amazing. Wow.

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The woman's artwork is so beautiful. Shame it wasn't really by a child prodigy, but still, anyone who can produce art like that is pretty amazing in my eyes
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Is it faked, is it not?

The part when he sort of pushes her into revealing it all and she obliges (the part with the horses?), seemed rather set up to me.
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People think this is fake!? Clearly it isn't
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so.tempted.to.read.spoilers... must.. resist.....

:ashamed:
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I'm getting freaked out already!
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The song! :afraid:


Am I the only one who thinks the guy is a *tiny* bit hot?
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(Original post by haleem)
so.tempted.to.read.spoilers... must.. resist.....

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I...already did! :blush: Ruined it for myself! Why can't I resist spoilers?
Edit: To be entirely honest, I got spoiled on another thread and looked at the spoilers on here to clear up the comfusion! :no:

It's really compelling so far!
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(Original post by diamonddust)
I'm getting freaked out already!
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The song! :afraid:


Am I the only one who thinks the guy is a *tiny* bit hot?

Certainly not, haha!
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(Original post by haleem)
so.tempted.to.read.spoilers... must.. resist.....

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Definitely DO NOT READ SPOILERS if you haven't already. Trust me, you'd only ruin your viewing experience from lack of shock.

(Original post by diamonddust)
I'm getting freaked out already!
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The song! :afraid:


Am I the only one who thinks the guy is a *tiny* bit hot?
Oh yeah, I thought he was quite cute too :yep:
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OMFG! How can you DO what Angela's done? She seriously has issues. :sad: Her artwork is great though! Half an hour left, what else is there to this? Drinking problem? What an excuse... the plot just keeps thickening! Can't wait for the confrontation!


I wasn't THAT spoiled...
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