Live, love and give as good as you get.
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Everything changes for 15-year-old Mia when her mum brings home a new boyfriend.
Katie Jarvis Michael Fassbender Kierston Wareing Rebecca Griffiths Harry Treadaway Jason Maza Jack Gordon Joanna Horton Sarah Bayes Grant Wild Sydney Mary Nash Carrie-Ann Savill Toyin Ogidi Charlotte Collins Kirsty Smith Chelsea Chase Brooke Hobby Nick Staverson Anthony Geary Geoff McCracken Val King Peter Roue Charlie Baker Kishana Thomas Raquel Thomas Natasha Ilic Maxine Brogan Kirsty Page Georgia Crane
Akvarij, Akvaario, Akvaarium, Akvarijum, El rebelde mundo de Mía
michael fassbender in fish tank (2009): mia, wait up! *bends over* jump on my back!
me, a woman named mia: hell yeah fuckin right this is cinema!
Possibly the most unorthodox choice of the films in my all-time top ten, but to me, this film perfectly captures the feelings that one experiences as a teenager, from "I just want to get out of this town," to "all I really want to do is insert passion." For Mia, it's dance, and for me, it was film... so in a sense, Fish Tank is almost like a meta-film in my eyes, because it's a movie about adolescent passions, and mine was (and still is) cinema. As soon as I reached the point in the film during which Nas' Life's a Bitch cropped up - one of my favorite songs by my single favorite rapper - I knew that I…
Set out to make you miserable from the starting block, Fish Tank managed to make me feel elated, depressed, angry and above all impressed. It's just that good.
Bleak and distressing films, when done right, often provoke in me a sense of unease, a sense of awareness of bad things always lurking around the corner. I'm a fairly positive person, but am always weary when things are going well. I'm always on the look out, perhaps even waiting for things to go wrong. I'm fully aware that this is an unmistakable self fulfilling prophecy, but it's just something I carry with me and can't switch off.
To say that I connected to Mia, Fish Tank's amazing protagonist, is an understatement.…
when she broke into michael fassbender's house and peed on the floor? try to think of a more iconic moment i'll wait
Of course this mom was a little nicer and happier after dating Michael Fassbender.... we’ve all seen Shame girl I’d clean my house too
yeah andrea arnold supports men's rights...........men's rights to shut the fuck up!
The last shot makes me clap and cry and laugh every time.
We love you Andrea.
i would pay exorbitant amounts of money for Michael Fassbender to throw me into a wood chipper
It can be felt in every breath, every look, every movement and every gesture, the rebellious rage pulsing through this slender, sinewy teenage body like a powerful monster. Director Andrea Arnold tells a sad story as she navigates a hopeless, cramped life like a small fish behind the glass of an aquarium. "Fish Tank" is indebted to the tradition of British Kitchen Sink films, with a feel for the underdog's sense of life at the frayed edges of English class society.
In long takes, the handheld camera records this girl's wounded feelings with seismographic immediacy, in a small format that emphasizes the hopeless confines of this world and makes the feeling of life almost physically palpable. But the greatest wonder…
What's worse than a hopeless life is a life with false hope, and Fish Tank is the vivid, soul shattering proof of that.
In Fish Tank, Mia, a teenage girl from a poor, dysfunctional British family, comes of age with grace and pride, despite the hardballs life keeps throwing at her. It's a microscopic, ultra realistic insight into the lives of the underrepresented, with every spotlight shone on the vessel of Mia, who struggles dealing with a neglecting mother, a misplaced crush that ends horribly, and her passion for hip hop dance and music as an escape. It's a hugely empathetic, heartfelt experience, thanks to a refreshingly raw debut performance from Katie Jarvis. Emotion flows under an unassuming plot that…
Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank is grim, sure, but the plot is always propelled by a hope and optimism. Granted, the optimism is heavily balanced with realism, but that's where the film truly shines. The film is a sharp social-realist look into the domestic life of a fifteen year old girl, Mia, exploring the young girl's realities with a stirring impression of empathy. Obsessed with hip-hop and dance culture, she is determined to pursue her passion, supremely optimistic about her chances despite being troubled by a rocky relationship with her mother, an instantly concerning sexual attraction between herself and her mom's boyfriend Conor, and her overall lack of social graces. Arnold has a fantastic eye for finding a rather profound underlying…
Bleak, beautiful, miserablist and exploitive to some degree. It has some incredible moments, but doesn’t all come together.
Brilliant Indi Drama Movie
Brilliant Performance from The Cast Including Michael Fassbender
The Main Theme about How much The Society is Corrupted and Cruel
Must Watch Movie
Another Underrated Movie
Solid film about a harsh reality and a pathetic excuse for a man. Feels like a documentary, great acting.
if villain bad, why sexy?
Glad to have now finally seen this! This is a film of great emotional intelligence and insight. Everything we see is focalized through Mia so gracefully that even the advances of an obviously ill-intentioned man are convincingly made tender.
And the needle drops were so great! The soundtrack consists of a very specific 2000’s radio rap soundtrack that has me re-evaluating a lot of songs that I had considered, frankly, annoying at the time when they were everywhere. Furthermore, the use of dance in this film is really effectively used to communicate affect where characters struggle to articulate it. Cliche, maybe—especially in a coming of age film—but the film really earns these moments of release. I loved it! I’ve gotta see more Arnold.
This movie is really fucked up. It’s like the film Thirteen meets the Florida Project. Fassbender take advantage of a young girl looking for a father figure.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
angenehm nichts beschönigendes (zb auf boden pinkel in wohnung) sozialdrama/studie über eine 15 jährige in einem sozialschwachen vorstadtviertel in england. nicht schlecht, aber etwas langatmig und handlung nicht ganz rund. dass die hauptdarstellerin so schlecht tanzen kann ist ab und an etwas cringy, passt aber dann doch irgendwie ganz gut in die storie. michal fassbender spielt seine rolle sehr gut.
silvia molina contigo empezó todo
Todo en esta película es una gran metáfora, desde el título.
Siguiendo la receta tradicional del "coming of age", Mía descubre que hay una realidad más allá de todo lo que ella pensara conocer con certeza. Poco a poco comienza a volverse un pez demasiado grande, ya no hay lugar para ella en la pecera.
Los símbolos que van desde el caballo blanco hasta la selección musical del filme, son un recordatorio constante de que si uno se queda para siempre en un lugar, probablemente quede condenado eternamente.
I really like some of the things Mia goes through in this, because some of it is exactly how I feel about things.
One thing I loved is how clearly impressed she was by the nature of the grass and the small river (I think it was a river, idk what to call it ok). It's something small and seemingly stupid, but it was clearly a really nice change of scenery for her. I feel the exact same - living somewhere where there isn't a lot of nature. Going for a walk and seeing a field really makes you feel sometimes. Idk if anyone else feels this way, but I definitely do.
I like her love for dance as well…
life’s a bitch and then u piss in his house
the oppressive cousin of chungking express for its usage of california dreamin. although i guess it’s a different cover of the song. maybe that’s why they are cousins.
there’s so many harsh dynamics/contrasting ideas in this movie and it all creates this pretty grounded character study of this troubled girl. the way that arnold uses visual emphasis is really incredible. please keep making movies andrea arnold.
Vanessa 6,543 films
FAQ (please read before commenting)
Jack Moulton 250 films
~~A top 250 for a limited time, clone the list by 01/27~~
Ranked by average user rating. The list was…
Movie Maestro 3,625 films
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
RichAtThePics 1,309 films
All of Metacritic's Must-See* movies, in ranked order, as they appear on the Metacritic website (almost**). Use list view of…