Fish Tank Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 1601

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 53

Theatrical Release Date: 01/15/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/22/2011

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Andrea Arnold

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

Plot: 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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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/24/2019

A deep and often heavy film all indie dramas should aim to be.

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Snoogans - wrote on 03/13/2014

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 - wrote on 07/07/2011

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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Abwärtsspirale - wrote on 05/30/2016

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 …


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Bleak and Gritty!

MovieAddict - wrote on 04/28/2012

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 …

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