Fish Tank

A penetrating portrait of a complicated teenager in a sour world with a standout performance by newcomer Katie Jarvis.
-Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
A vivid portrayal of life at society's margins with a compelling turn from newcomer Jarvis. Little wonder it scored at Cannes.
-Philip Wilding, EMPIRE
CRITIC'S PICK! Tough and brilliant. 'Fish Tank' is nearly flawless.
-A.O. Scott, NEW YORK TIMES
It's absolute dynamite...wonderful...An astonishing breakout lead performance from Katie Jarvis.
-Andrew O'Hehir, SALON.COM
Fish Tank is a brilliantly acted and achingly bleak.
-Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
Unflinching honesty...Katie Jarvis is mesmerizing.
-Leslie Felperin, VARIETY
...exceptionally well-crafted drama...
-Betsy Sharkey, LOS ANGELES TIMES
As Mia, Jarvis is brilliant in Fish Tank. She?s the heart and soul of the film. Riveting.
-Liz Braun, TORONTO SUN
FOUR STARS! An exhilarating gift...bursting with the beauty and raw terror of life.
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
FOUR STARS! Arnold deserves comparison with a British master director like Ken Loach.
-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Mia Williams is at war with the world. She's been kicked out of school and spends her days drinking and dancing to hip-hop tunes in an abandoned apartment. Music feels like Mia's only escape from fueding with her sister and scornful mother, Joanne. Tensions between the women begin to soften, though, with the arrival of Connor (Michael Fassbender), Joanne's kind-hearted boyfriend. Connor takes an interest in the girls—especially Mia, who can't help but return his affection. Under his guidance, Mia begins to blossom. But could their relationship go too far?

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, February 19, 2010
Original Languages: English
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 124 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

CAST
Katie Jarvis
Kerston Wareing
Sally Hawkins
Michael Fassbender
DIRECTED BY
Andrea Arnold

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PHOTOS

Director Andrea Arnold. Photo by Rankin Photo.
Mia (Katie Jarvis). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Tyler (Rebecca Griffiths). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mia (Katie Jarvis) & Connor (Michael Fassbender). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Tyler (Rebecca Griffiths). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mia (Katie Jarvis). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mia (Katie Jarvis). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Joanne (Kierston Wareing). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mia (Katie Jarvis). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mia (Katie Jarvis). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Joanne (Kierston Wareing). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
Mia (Katie Jarvis). Photo Courtesy of Mongrel Media.