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Mia, an aggressive fifteen-year-old girl, lives on an Essex estate with her tarty mother, Joanne, and precocious little sister Tyler. She has been thrown out of school and is awaiting admission to a referrals unit and spends her days aimlessly. She begins an uneasy friendship with Joanne's slick boyfriend, Connor, who encourages her one interest, dancing. Written by
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[Mia calls Keeley using a cellphone]
[from an answering machine]
Hey, it's Keeley. Leave me a message.
Keeley, it's me. What's going on? I've left like three messages. I said sorry, didn't I? You know what I'm like. I was pissed off. Ring me back, you bitch.
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Cool Down the Pace
Performed by Gregory Isaacs
Written by Gregory Isaacs / Sylvester Weise
Published by EMI Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Island Records (United States)
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The poet Rumi said, "A rose's rarest essence lives in the thorn." The
thorn is in full evidence in Andrea Arnold's compellingly honest second
feature Fish Tank, the story of a fifteen year-old girl's struggle for
self respect after having "grown up absurd" in the London projects.
Fish Tank, a film that is overflowing with life, works on many levels
as a look into squalid economic and social conditions in small town
Britain, as a warning to those who act impulsively and without
self-control, and as a coming-of-age story that allows us to experience
a genuine sense of character growth. Winner of the Jury Prize at the
2009 Cannes Film Festival, the film features an astounding performance
from first-time actress Katie Jarvis, a 17-year-old who was discovered
by the director while having an argument with her boyfriend on an Essex
train station platform.
Set in a bleak housing project in a working class London suburb,
fifteen-year-old Mia is an angry, isolated but vulnerable teen who
lives with her boozy mom (Koerston Wareing) and little sister Tyler (an
adorable Rebecca Griffiths). Mia has no friends and is dogged by a
mean-spirited mother who makes Mo'Nique in Precious look like Mother
Teresa. Filled with barely controlled rage, Mia seems uncertain as to
whether she is looking for a fight or for sex. She goes from
head-butting a rival on the playground to struggling to free a
half-starved horse tied up in a junkyard while cozying up to the
horse's owner Billy (Harry Treadway), a gentle 19-year-old who seems
Dreaming of becoming a dancer, Mia breaks into an abandoned apartment
and practices her hip-hop dance routines alone to borrowed CDs of pop
music including California Dreaming, the only time when she can feel
good about herself. Mia's first taste of something resembling kindness
happens when her mother brings home a sexy, shirtless Irish lover named
Connor (Michael Fassbender) who works as a security guard Fassbender's
performance oscillates between the charming and the shady and we do not
know who is real and who is pretend and where it will lead. Mia has
more than a passing interest in him, revealed by her deep glances and
When Connor lends Mia his camera to film her dancing in preparation for
an audition, she uses it to spy on Connor and her mom making love. One
of the loveliest scenes is when Connor carries a drunken Mia from the
living room and puts her to bed, gently taking off her clothes while
Mia, pretending to be asleep, sneaks an occasional peak and is
obviously enjoying the moment. Although Connor's interest in Mia
appears innocent, from the time Mia cuts her foot on a family fishing
trip and Connor gives her a piggy back ride to the car, tension
gradually builds until it explodes in a seduction that is not only
inappropriate but has serious consequences.
Fish Tank is a strong and unpredictable film because Mia is a strong
(though flawed) character who refuses to allow her miserable
circumstances to control her life. Arnold uses the fierce slang of the
streets, overt sexual encounters, and gritty hand-held camera-work to
tell an authentic story of adolescence that in lesser hands might have
recycled genre clichés, provided a falsely uplifting message, or
offered a sentimentalized view of poverty. That the film opens the door
long enough to provide a breath of fresh air once again tells us that
life can be governed by what is possible rather than what is reasonable
and Fish Tank, instead of becoming another sordid study of pathology,
becomes an exhilarating dance of liberation.
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