Fish Tank

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Andrea Arnold
Production: IFC
  20 wins & 28 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

You can stay in your room or get out.

No kids, the pair of you.

What makes you think we wanna hang

about with your friends anyway?

All those winos and skanks.

Look at yourself, tramp.


I've got childline's

number if you need it.

You're a bitch yourself!

You've got a nerve coming back.


Good boy.

You're lucky my brothers aren't here.

They took my stuff.

It's not what you think, this is old.

Did you let that dog off

on purpose last night?

He's strong.

you're lucky you didn't get bitten.

Yeah, lucky. Idiot..

My party's started but i'm

not arriving until i'm ready.

I don't know how they

can live on makeup.

That must be her.

Told you?

Is that her mum or something?

Her mum's butters!

They're mad!

I don't like her smile,

she's got yellow teeth.

More like green.

Any more they'll end up going pink.

I suppose that's how she wants them.

I think when I first step into the tent

and eyes are on me it'll be magical...

That cider is nice,

you've gotta agree with that.

Too bad we've only got one.

Oh my god, she's making

a fool of herself.

She's a spoilt brat!

- What a dog.

- Shut up Mia.

Shut up yourself, i'm

going in a minute anyway.

God, that is ridiculous.

Why would they want to make a

fool of themselves and do that for?

Alright darling.

- You always such a donkey knob?

- I wish I did have a donkey knob.

Then i could give up my stupid job.

Are you gonna let us in or what?

I don't recognise you

with your clothes on?

- Such a dick.

- I know.

- Where you been? You're late.

- Well i'm here now aren't I?

- I thought you weren't coming.

- I had to change didn't I?

What did I tell you?

In you room.

Do you think she

looks different asleep?

- Just give her a prod.

- It's ok.

- I've got her.

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Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold, OBE (born 5 April 1961) is an English filmmaker and former actress. She won an Academy Award for her short film Wasp in 2005. She has since made the leap to feature films and television, including Red Road (2006), Fish Tank (2009), and American Honey (2016), all of which have won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Arnold has also directed four episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Transparent, as well as all seven episodes of the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series Big Little Lies. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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