MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,712 this week

Little Fish (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  8 September 2005 (Australia)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 7,113 users   Metascore: 77/100
Reviews: 57 user | 54 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Hall of Fame Family Movies

It takes a compelling story to transcend time and become an instant classic. Here are 10 films that have accomplished just that.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 43 titles
created 14 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 03 Nov 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 06 Oct 2013
 
a list of 46 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Little Fish" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Little Fish (2005)

Little Fish (2005) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Little Fish.
12 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker
Heaven I (2002)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.

Director: Tom Tykwer
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Remo Girone
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Director: Richard Eyre
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day.

Director: Cherie Nowlan
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Cate Blanchett, Frances O'Connor
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In mid-1800's England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him... See full summary »

Director: Gillian Armstrong
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds
Paradise Road (1997)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire
Peaches (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

This is the story of teenage girl Steph, who is brought up by her fiery aunt Jude after her pregnant mother Jass and Vietnamese father are killed in a car crash. The arrival of her late ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Monahan
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Jacqueline McKenzie, Emma Lung
The Missing I (2003)
Adventure | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1885 New Mexico, a frontier medicine woman forms an uneasy alliance with her estranged father when her daughter is kidnapped by an Apache brujo.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood
Bordertown (TV Mini-Series 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Story About Bianca, a girl living a tough life.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Cate Blanchett, Mitchell Butel
Parklands (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Millard
Stars: Cate Blanchett, Tony Martin, Carmel Johnson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Lionel
...
Ray
Noni Hazlehurst ...
...
...
...
...
...
Mai
Linda Cropper ...
Denise
Daniela Farinacci ...
Donna
...
Khiem
Anh Do ...
Tran
...
Mingh
Edit

Storyline

In Sydney, Tracey Heart is a thirty-two years old manager of a video shop ex-addicted in heroin and clean for four years. She is trying to raise forty thousand dollars to buy a shop for computer games on the next door of the rental and become partner of her boss, but based on her negative records, the banks deny the loan. Tracey takes care of her junkie stepfather Lionel Dawson, unsuccessfully trying to make him quit his heroin habit. When her former boy-friend Jonny returns from Vancouver, Tracey's mother Janelle fears a fall of Tracey, while she blames Jonny for the car accident where her son Ray lost one leg. When Ray and Jonny associate to Moss, the assistant of the retired criminal boss Bradley 'The Jockey' Thompson, in drug dealing, Tracey is convinced by Jonny to join them and raise the necessary money for her business along the weekend. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The past is right here See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, drug content and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 September 2005 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Dag katan  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$350,085 (Australia) (9 September 2005)

Gross:

£112,829 (UK) (28 July 2006)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A rare glimpse of Hugo Weaving driving a car; even if it is just backing it out of a driveway. He has never owned a driver's license because of his epilepsy. You can see it was him because of his reflection in the side mirror. See more »

Quotes

Janelle: She's doing great. She opening her own shop.
Tracy Heart: Mum. I going into partnership with Min who I work for at the video shop. they're expanding into internet online gaming.
See more »

Connections

Features Farscape (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Con Mua Ha
Music by Truc Ho/Lyrics by Tram Tu Thieng
Performed by Mylinh Qinh
Courtesy of Asia Music Corporation
Published by Control
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
great Australian drama
9 October 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tracy is an ex-heroin junkie how has cleaned up and wants to start a new life in her new store' but she cant finance her new endeavor. Her brother Ray is a speed dealer looking for his big deal, his friend Jonny is an ex-deal who is now a stock-broker. Lionel is looking to go straight, giving up heroin. Tracy's mother Janelle was friends with Lionel but broke off when he gave Tracy Herion. Lionel is also infatuated with Brad, his dealer.

This is a very strong drama, and its been awhile since Australia has made a good drama. The story is a great look at family, friendship, the pain of change and rejection. Jacqueline Perske script is very deep and multi-layered. There are many sub-plots that keep you constantly thinking. Rowan Wood's direction is a step up from his last feature 'The Boys', being more experimental and more unconventional. The cinematography is wonderful, the use of many washes raise the mood and tension to higher levels, tightening the atmosphere of depression.

This has a stellar cast; Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Noni Hazlehurst, Sam Neill, Lisa McCune, Martin Henderson and Dustin Nguyen all give strong performances, not a single flaw in the acting. Blanchett and Weaving give great career performances, Weaving is just brilliant. Hazlehurst brings a performance so shockingly different, this is not the Nomi you know from 'Play School'.

The only thing i felt was wrong with Little Fish is its just abit to long. If it was cut down by ten minutes or so, it would have the pacing more faster and get to the point a lot quicker.

This is a spring board of better things to come out of Australia.


33 of 43 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Read Storylines Before Watching A Movie Like This denise1234
What is the matter with you people? 6.9/10???? mezaco
What relationship was Tracey and Lionel? lycaness
Worst Ending to a film ever? lastknuckleman
Set in Little Saigon? faded23
Little Fish vs. The Boys hmnichols
Discuss Little Fish (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?