Intriguing, unusual, and sad. That is the only way I can describe this film. This is a documentary about a guy who starts an online relationship with a family of artists. As you would predict, things are not quite as they seem. The idea that you can't believe everything you see on facebook or the internet is not a shock, but the extreme that this story reaches is rather surprising.
Intriguing- Throughout the entire film you know that something big and shocking is coming, but you never know quite what it's going to be. The trailer shows this film as a real-life horror flick. This is completely inaccurate. There was not point during this movie that I thought a mass murderer with a meat cleaver was going to appear.
Unusual- At it's core this film is very odd. The story as a whole makes you wonder what kind of people would act in such an crazy way. The relationship between the main character and the family is weird. The film makers seem to have an odd desire to push their colleague to do out of the ordinary things. Throughout the entire film you are wondering what the real story is with this internet family. It is all just very unusual.
Sad-The reality of the film does come out when the whole story is revealed at the end. The result is very surprising but also very depressing. It's almost sad to watch as the extent of the falsities are discovered.
Overall, this is a weird movie. Most people I know do not like weird movies. I thought it was interesting and don't regret paying for the ticket but I wouldn't recommend most people to see this film in theaters. If you are a nut who really enjoys the quirky, odd-ball films, then get yourself to the nearest theater tonight! Otherwise, you have to determine your personal level of interest, at best I would recommend it as a rental.