• Fish Tank (2010)

Fish Tank

Release Date: January 15th, 2010

DVD Release Date: June 8th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Mia (Katie Jarvis) is a rebellious teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school. Her hard-partying mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), neglects Mia's welfare in favor of her own, and her younger sister (Rebecca Griffiths) hangs out with a much older crowd. Sparks fly between Mia and Connor (Michael Fassbender), Joanne's new boyfriend, and he encourages Mia to pursue her interest in dance. As the boundaries of the relationships become blurred, Mia and Joanne compete for Connor's affection.

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Katie Jarvis, Kierston Wareing, Harry Treadaway, Charlotte Collins, Jason Maza, Chelsea Chase, Jack Gordon

Director: Andrea Arnold

Genres: Drama

Production Co: UK Film Council, BBC Films

Keywords: Relationships, Mother, Growing up, Rivalry, 2000s, School, Forbidden love, Gritty, Emotional, Sister

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Arnold deserves comparison with a British master director like Ken Loach. show more

  • 80
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film belongs to Jarvis, however, and she makes the most of it with expressive features that convey Mia's mixed-up emotions from raging temper to sweet vulnerability. She will go far. show more

  • 90
    NPR

    Andrea Arnold has crafted a scene that approaches a literal embodiment of the term "kitchen-sink drama" here is most likely coincidence; nevertheless, her film is a bold new entry in that long-standing British tradition of disquieting social realism. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Winner Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010)