Fish Tank [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [2009]

  • SKU: 18940818
  • Release Date: 02/22/2011
  • Rating: NR
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Special Features

  • Three Short Films by Director Andrea Arnold: Milk (1998), Dog (2001), and the Oscar-winning Wasp (2003) - New Video Interview with Actor Kierston Wareing - Audio Conversation with Actor Michael Fassbender from 2009 Audition footage - Stills Gallery by Set Photographer Holly Horner
  • Original Theatrical Trailer - Plus: a Booklet featuring an Essay by Film Scholar Ian Christie


Fish Tank
A mother and daughter find themselves locked in an ugly battle over the same man in this drama from writer and director Andrea Arnold. Mia Williams (Katie Jarvis) is 15 years old and lives in a shabby apartment block with her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), and younger sister, Tyler (Rebecca Griffiths). Mia is a reckless and rebellious teenager who frequently argues with her mother and sister and has run afoul of the authorities at school, leading to her being suspended. With plenty of time on her hands, Mia spends her days drinking when she can find alcohol and partying in a empty flat near her apartment. Joanne is a single mother, and she's begun dating a new man, Connor (Michael Fassbender); when Joanne brings him home to meet the girls, Mia is immediately attracted to him, and it's soon clear Connor feels the same way about her. Mia attempts to seduce Connor to take him away from her mother, and when she succeeds, Joanne's greatest anger is not with the man who has slept with her underaged daughter, but the girl who is now a rival for the affections of her lover. Fish Tank was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michael Fassbender
    Michael Fassbender - Connor
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    Rebecca Griffiths - Tyler
  • Katie Jarvis
    Katie Jarvis - Mia
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    Sydney Mary Nash - Keira
  • Harry Treadaway
    Harry Treadaway - Billy

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Story of a teenager named Mia

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this after reading some great feedback. It is about a troubled teenager and the world seen through her eyes. It is not lightweight, recommended for serious movie watchers. It won Jury price at Cannes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Michael Fassbender is Terrific

    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This British film is all powerful. Michael Fassbender and Katie Jarvis give great performances in this coming of age drama.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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