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're soft you are.

Her room's down the end.

She treats me like i'm a little kid.

Well you are a bit too

old to be kipping over.

It's only because I got

kicked out of my old place.

Get some clothes on Mia.

I've got some clothes on.

You're half naked.

- You don't normally care.

- Yeah, well I do now so get dressed.

Why are you talking different?

- Shall we get a move on yeah?

- Where are you going?

We're not going nowhere.

Well why did you just say

"shall we get a move on?" then?

Listen, we're only going for a drive.

You want to come?

- Yeah yeah.

- Both of you?

- No, they won't want to come.

- I do.

- But we're not oging nowhere.

- I don't care I still wanna come!

Off you go then, get dressed.

Thanks for that.

- What about you?

- No, she won't wanna come.

- We're leaving in 20 minutes.

- You got better things to do, right?

Yeah alright, i'd love to come.

- Where are we going?

- Yeah, where are we going?

- The orphanage.

- How dare you, that's not nice is it?

If we did you should've

at least had a shave.

- Why's that?

- It would be more respectful for me.

- Why, you don't like this?

- No. Too hairy.

- I think you look good.

- Thank you.

What is this?

- You've got some weird shit here.

- Come off it.

It is weird.

You cannot call

Bobby Womack weird shit?

- How old are you?

- Old enough.

Ok, it seems i'm gonna

have to educate you girls.

Turn it up though.

Yes ma'am.

All the leaves are brown

and the sky is grey

I went for a walk

on a winter's day

I'd be safe and warm

If I was in LA

Californian dreamin'

on a such a winter's day

Stopped into a church

I passed along the way.

Well I got down on my knees

and I began to pray

You know the

preacher likes the cold.

coz he knows i'm gonna stay

Californian dreamin'

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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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