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Fish Tank 2009

  • Andrea Arnold
  • September 11, 2009
  • 123 mins
  • English
  • Drama
Live, love and give as good as you get.
Everything changes for 15 year old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.


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It may start out as your average lower class drama, but it turns into something special after a while. It may be uncomfortable to watch at times, but it makes this a very intense movie.

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Mia is a 15 year old girl that has the dream of becoming a dancer. She lives in a complicated neighborhood in London with her mother and her little sister. Mia is angry with the world, her mother constantly likes to remember her that she doesn't care about her, she doesn't go to school, she doesn't have many friends, she is always looking for some trouble. Mia is a lost girl in the world looking for some safety and happiness in her life.

I didn't know anything about this film's story before I watched it but I wanted to check it because Michael Fassbender was in it and he always provide us great performances and this was another great one.
Katie Jarvis, who plays Mia, had a wonderful and intense performance and all of the other performances are very believable as well. I would like to mention the little girl who plays Mia's sister, she was great!

Fish Tank is not the usual teenage drama that we are used to. Instead of that, it really can show us the reality of the troubled and complicated life of many teenagers living in the same conditions as Mia.

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Very good movie!

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