Fish Tank (2009)
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"Commanding, emotionally satisfying?comparable to such youth-in-trouble classics as The 400 Blows. avid Denby, The New Yorker
Editor's NoteA mother and daughter find themselves locked in an ugly battle over the same man in this drama from writer and director Andrea Arnold. Mia Williams (Katie Jarvis) is 15 years old and lives in a shabby apartment block with her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), and younger sister, Tyler (Rebecca Griffiths). Mia is a reckless and rebellious teenager who frequently argues with her mother and sister and has run afoul of the authorities at school, leading to her being suspended. With plenty of time on her hands, Mia spends her days drinking when she can find alcohol and partying in a empty flat near her apartment. Joanne is a single mother, and she's begun dating a new man, Connor (Michael Fassbender); when Joanne brings him home to meet the girls, Mia is immediately attracted to him, and it's soon clear Connor feels the same way about her. Mia attempts to seduce Connor to take him away from her mother, and when she succeeds, Joanne's greatest anger is not with the man who has slept with her underaged daughter, but the girl who is now a rival for the affections of her lover. FISH TANK was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Fish Tank - The Criterion Collection - DVD Review
By: Dusty Somers Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 2/21/2011 8:33 PM
|Andrea Arnold does something kind of astonishing in Fish Tank, simultaneously paying homage to a long line of British cinema — from the kitchen sink films of Lindsay Anderson to the social realism of Ken Loach — while blazing her own trail. Fish Tank feels eminently familiar in a number of scenes, but the scenes coalesce into a film with its own texture and rhythms. Arnold is greatly aided by Katie Jarvis, the effortlessly natural and explosive actress who stars as main character Mia....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Sydney Mary Nash|
|Kierston Wareing - Co-Star|
|Andrea Arnold - Screenwriter|
|Liz Gallacher - Music Director|
|Robbie Ryan - Director of Photography|
|Marese Langan - Hairstylist|
|Marese Langan - Makeup|
|Rashad Omar - Sound|
|Andrea Arnold - Director|