Fish Tank (2010)

A clear-eyed, potent portrait of teenage sexuality and vulnerability, Fish Tank confirms Oscar® winning filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s stature as one of the leading figures of new British cinema. Fifteen-year-old Mia (Katie Jarvis) is in a constant state of war with her family, her school and her neighbors, without any constructive creative outlet for her energies save a secret love of hip-hop dancing. When she meets her party-girl mother’s (Kierston Wareing) charming new boyfriend Connor (Michael Fassbender), she is amazed to find him returning her attention, and believes he can help her start to make sense of her life—though his seemingly tender demeanor may hide a much more treacherous interior. Fish Tank recently received British Independent Film Awards for Best Director (Andrea Arnold) and Most Promising Newcomer (Katie Jarvis). More »
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  1. Daynaz

    This is a truly insightful movie that teeters close to cliches but then twists quickly away from them. Michael Fassbender is mesmorising as the fine line he walks of predator/protector fills one with unease. Katie Jarvis IS amazing - one just has to walk on a coucil estate and you are surrounded by her. Not for everyone - but a great movie.

    4 years agoby @daynazFlag