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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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Katie Jarvis, who plays Mia, had never acted before this film. A casting director spotted her having a fight with her boyfriend at a train station and offered her the role. See more »
As Mia is leaving the dance audition, she passes a mirrored wall and the cameraman and his equipment is clearly reflected. See more »
[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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Performed by Steel Pulse
Written by Alphonso Martin
Published by Blackchat Music
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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The recent riots in the U.K. have fostered much talk of feral youth, led astray by absent or uncaring parents, and this may seem to lend 'Fish Tank', a story of growing up on the wrong end of society, a renewed pertinence. But there's a monotone bleakness here that is mostly depressing without illuminating the issues it seeks to expose. Over 40 years ago, Ken Loach's 'Kes', like the fine novel on which it was based, explored not dissimilar territory; but that film also explored the idealism of its protagonist, the conformist and restrictive nature of our society at all levels, and how people, if not nurtured, will destroy the good in their own lives. 'Fish Tank' has none of this perceptiveness; and for all its hard bitten edge, it's utter blankness didn't ring true for me either, lacking the (often painful) emotion of the real world.
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