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Andrea Arnold


Katie Jarvis
Michael Fassbender
Kierston Wareing
Rebecca Griffiths
Sarah Bayes
Charlotte Collins





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Mia is an aimless 15-year-old teen living with her mom and younger sister in an Essex slum. When her mother introduces her new Irish boyfriend, Connor, it will have a drastic effect on their lives. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 03/13/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Complicated realistic drama in it's best form. The actors bring insight to their characters through natural performances. Jarvis is exceptional in the lead role of Mia, without having prior acting experience. Her raw nature is a believable outcome of her character's (and possibly her own) tough life situation. The film's unsentimental tone collides with our empathy for Mia to create moments where I wished against her wrongful choices. Bleak, but satifying viewing.

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Chris Kavan 07/07/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This movie does not set out to make you happy: it's realistic portrayal of adolescent life on the fringes of society does not pull any punches. The characters really drive the film, Katie Jarvis is the spark - foul-mouthed, outspoken yet introverted at the same time. The grit and aimless life are a bit of a downer, but the film delivers.

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gideon43 05/27/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Following on from her debut feature "Red Road" director Andrea Arnold once again revisits the urban squalor and decay so often on the edge of British society. An unflinching, gritty and more importantly realistic look at the painful throes of adolescence in an environment filled with despair and hopelessness. Katie Jarvis is a revelation as the feisty confused teenager grappling with her feelings and disaffection. At times sad, disturbing and funny, Fish Tank could also be construed as a pessimistic and slightly depressing tale but it is in its final scenes that a little bit of hope, vulnerability and love finally surfaces. One of the best British films of the Noughties.

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Allison 02/05/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Last night I saw Fish Tank at the theater. All in all, a pretty decent and honest effort from Andrea Arnold. Most of the camerawork was okay. At first when she's dancing in the empty space, I wasn't impressed with the whiteness. But then again later what seems like really darker than usual (or poor) lighting when she's with Connor on the couch sort of works well. The camerawork was a little jumpy. It was supposed to be, but it was a little bit much at times. The dialog wasn't that bad. Although we were given what we wanted from the premise, the rest isn't that predictable. I'm sure Andrea Arnold might have something nice up her sleeve in the future.

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05/30/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)


Andrea Arnolds Fish Tank ist das Portrait einer zornigen und isolierten 15jährigen, die chancenlos einem Leben voller Leid ausgeliefert ist. Sie ist so dermassen einsam und verletzt, dass sie mir unendlich leid tut! Ihre Mutter sieht sie im Grunde nicht, so dass sich ihr ganzes Leben draussen abspielt. In den Strassen und Feldern, irgendwo in England. Einen Ort, in dem sie Hilfe erwarten könnte, gibt es nicht. Das Mädchen heisst Mia und wird von Katie Jarvis gespielt. Mia flog von der Schule und wird von den Jungs ihres Alters als Spinnerin, als Verrückte angesehen. Sie ist eines dieser Mädchen, die ganz allein im Zimmer zu ihrer Musik tanzen. Und die Mutter? Sie heisst Joanne (Kierston Wareing) und sieht so jung aus, dass sie Mia vermutlich mit 15 bekommen hat. Joane ist blond und üppig ...


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04/28/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Bleak and Gritty!

Mia (Katie Jarvis) is a volatile fifteen year old girl; rude and obnoxious as any teenage girl can be, who lives with her foul mouthed younger sister and their party hardy bleached blonde mother in a tough district of London, England.

Mia dreams of being a dancer but spends most of her time fighting with her Mom or drinking beer after being kicked out of school. Her life seemingly takes a turn for the better when Mom brings home a new boyfriend, the enigmatic Connor (Michael Fassbender) who is ruggedly good looking. He's also very nice to the girls, something they're not used to. From the minute he comes downstairs, with his very buffed bare torso to make tea, it’s obvious Mia is interested. He's appears to be intelligent and fairly well mannered and polite with her. Unlike the charact...

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