Buzzy ‘Catfish’ Trailer Has Certainly Found Interest

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There are good times and bad times to debut a trailer if you ask me. A bad time would be late on a Friday afternoon because, you know, people have lives and want to go do things. While I found time to add the trailer for the standout Sundance documentary Catfish to the site, I didn’t have time to write up a post promoting it. I am taking that time now. However, apparently you shouldn’t watch this trailer and just look out for the movie… at least that’s the word from those that have seen it.

Both Katey Rich at Cinema Blend and Devin Faraci at CHUD have seen the film and suggest not watching the trailer as it could spoil the movie for you. Other sites are calling it “mysterious” and comparing it to the minimalist teasers for David Fincher’s The Social Network. Perhaps it’s that minimalist style that actually gives away more than it actually hides…?

I didn’t watch the trailer and I’ll just be on the lookout for the film once it hits theaters from Rogue on September 17, but if you can’t wait, here is the synopsis and trailer:

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.

You can also check out the RopeofSilicon gallery of six images from the film right here.