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Fish Tank (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (2009)

Michael Fassbender , Katie Jarvis , Andrea Arnold  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Michael Fassbender, Katie Jarvis, Charlotte Collins, Rebecca Griffiths, Carrie-Ann Savill
  • Directors: Andrea Arnold
  • Format: Blu-ray, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Special Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Criterion Collection
  • DVD Release Date: February 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004CIIXFA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,926 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Andrea Arnold, director of photography Robbie Ryan, and editor Nicolas Chaudeurge, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • All three of Arnold�s short films: Milk (1998), Dog (2001), and the Oscar-winning Wasp (2003)
  • New video interview with actor Kierston Wareing
  • Interview with actor Michael Fassbender from 2009
  • Audition footage
  • Stills gallery by on-set photographer Holly Horner
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ian Christie

  • Editorial Reviews

    British director Andrea Arnold (Red Road) won the Cannes Jury Prize for the searing and invigorating FISH TANK, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the depressed housing projects of Essex. Mia�s adolescent conflicts and emerging sexuality reach boiling points when her mother�s new boyfriend (a lethally attractive Michael Fassbender [Hunger, Inglourious Basterds]) enters the picture. In her young career, Arnold has already proven herself to be a master of social realism (evoking the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach), investing her sympathetic portraits of dead-end lives with a poetic, earthy sensibility all her own. FISH TANK heralds the official arrival of a major new filmmaker.

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    54 of 65 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank March 27, 2010
    Format:DVD
    Tilbury Town railroad station, Tilbury, Essex, England - a common event unfolds on the train platform. A young woman is arguing with her boyfriend. But what seems like a natural occurrence to the naked eye is a turning point in nineteen-year-old Katie Jarvis's life, as an Oscar®-winning director, Andrea Arnold, was watching the argument unfold from across the train platform. And thus begins the story of Fish Tank, a gritty and gripping 2009 drama, set in England, directed by Andrea Arnold. Katie Jarvis, the volatile and angry girlfriend on the platform, stars as Mia Williams, a fifteen-year-old binge drinking high-school dropout, living in a small tenement with her single mother Joanne, played by the British Independent Film Award nominee Kierston Waering, and her younger sister Tyler, played by Rebecca Griffiths. Mia is an expelled student, a volatile adolescent, and a passionate street dancer. After a day of picking fights with fellow street-dancing females, illegally purchasing alcohol from street dealers, avoiding a conference with a secondary school representative and trying to rescue a white horse from a seemingly abandoned lot, the teenager returns home to find that her mother has brought home a young man, Connor, played by Hunger's Michael Fassbender. Connor is a seemingly nice man, who takes Mia, Joanne and Tyler on a family drive to go fishing at a secluded pond. But Connor is sheltered beneath a shell that hides the man's true colors, as his eyes are not focused on Mia's drinking, smoking, abusive mother - they are focused on Mia.

    The style in which Fish Tank is filmed resembles that of Christian Mungiu's 4 luni, 3 sãptãmâni ºi 2 zile (known in English by 4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days), in that what is being filmed is almost a documentary.
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    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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    In many ways, I expected to like Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank"--another working class British drama exploring a disaffected and rebellious teen. But the film rather exceeded my expectations in all ways. It can be an incredibly hard edged presentation but it is also surprisingly hopeful--and this balance is impeccably wrought. Front and center is lead Katie Jarvis and the picture sinks or swims on your investment in this young, tough, unpleasant, wild, and lawless creation. You might instantly be turned off by the in-you-face Jarvis, but "Fish Tank" is deftly able to peel away her hardened exterior to reveal the tortured soul yearning for love and acceptance. Don't be mistaken, however, that this is going to be a heart warming story of redemption once you see some softer shadings. No, this incredibly real story maintains an integrity throughout and doesn't attempt to provide quick psychological or sociological answers leading to happily ever after.

    Jarvis, as I said, takes center stage throughout. Independent and confrontational, Jarvis lives with her mother and younger sister. As you might expect, there is a constant battle at home where her mother seeks refuge in alcohol and attempts to relieve her loneliness through random sexual encounters. The bulk of the story begins when momma's new beau (Michael Fassbender) enters the picture. Initially wary of the sexy new stranger, Jarvis becomes increasingly intrigued as he seems to be more than a one night stand. Alternately hostile and accepting, it is supremely difficult for her to let her guard down. But her racing and conflicted emotions propel her closer to Fassbender. It is an astute portrayal (perhaps one of the better representations of warring emotions of late) that has Jarvis infatuated with her mom's suitor.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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    15-year-old Mia (Katie Jarvis) lives on an "estate" on the outskirts of London. If estate sounds fancy, it actually is the British equivalent of the projects. A tall, drab, run-down apartment building. She lives there with her mother Joanne and younger sister Tyler. Skinny and carrying some heavy acne, Mia spends her days wandering around the neighborhood and sneaking into an empty apartment so she can listen to music and work on her dancing. She's moody, foul-mouthed to the extreme, and deeply misses a kind presence in her life. Her mom makes no secret of the fact that her two children are nothing but a bother and interference in her social life. Mia apparently has no interest in school and quite frankly, doesn't seem to have much to offer the world.

    This is the basic set up for the much -praised film from up-and-coming filmmaker Andrea Arnold. Shot in a hand-held style on a shoe-string budget, FISH TANK is interested in exploring the life (and inner-life) of this one specific teenager. She comes from poverty and neglect. She's not experienced much affection in her life. She's angry but also has impulses that draw her to beauty, whether towards a horse kept in a nearby deserted lot or for the simple pleasures of a drive into the country. Our initial reaction to Mia, whom we meet as the camera follows her wandering around the estate (Arnold spends A LOT of time literally following the jogging-suit-wearing Mia as she walks around), is not positive. "What a horrible brat!" is the first reaction, followed by a feeling that this young lady is a hopeless waste of anyone's time and energy.

    Then her mother meets a guy, Connor (Michael Fassbender). Connor is handsome, charming, has a decent job and makes mom happy, which makes mom nicer.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Stark and raw!
    Great coming of age film. Katie Jarvis was wonderful in it....raw, filthy-mouthed, in-your-face honest, and beautiful in a non traditional way. Read more
    Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Andrea Arnold's Gritty Realism
    It was really excellent. The characters were so human and it gave an accurate portrayal of the working class and life for a young person coming from a dysfunctional family. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Gina Marie Di Dio
    4.0 out of 5 stars good performances. michael fassbender was amazing
    Great acting. Beautiful performances. Very British, strong accents. Both leads give strong portrayles of their characters. I loved the version of California Dreaming they played
    Published 4 months ago by Elizabeth Kathleen Gatgens
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not Entertaining
    This movie was not entertaining at all. No real plot. I just didn't get it. The accents are so heavy that I couldn't understand anything they were saying except the cussing... Read more
    Published 8 months ago by gdeezy
    4.0 out of 5 stars What a great metaphor
    During an outing near a stream, the camera closes in on the mouth of a fish, freshly handcaught, and struggling for air for what seems like painful gratuitous moments; which is... Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Robert Barrera
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fish Tank
    I had little to no idea what the movie was about when I decided to watch it, and now that I have, I believe it is now my favorite movie. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Mariah Montoya
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sympathetic Inwardness
    The coming of age of Mia a fifteen year old working class school drop out. Mia lives in a council flat in Essex, England with her single mother and a younger sister. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Oliver Conant
    4.0 out of 5 stars still unsure
    I am still not sure how I felt about this movie. They are all so damaged, and human, but some of it just threw me I guess. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Holland Crosby
    4.0 out of 5 stars good
    entertaining movie, but wasnt cool with ending, hopefully we will se this actress in more movies in the future ya
    Published 15 months ago by adam54320
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pathos, Grit and Beauty
    I just want to add a few thoughts to the already thorough reviews here.
    If you haven't seen the film, do so. Read more
    Published 19 months ago by Zenbones
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