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Fish tank is a movie about the coming-of-age of 15 year-old Mia (Kate Jarvis). It focuses on her relationship with her mother Joanne, her younger sister Tyler, a boy her age Billy, and most importantly, her mother's boyfriend Connor (Michael Fassbender).
Mia is all toughness - in her dress, her talk, her manner, her dancing - not just to disguise the turbulence and teenage angst raging inside her, but also to separate and distance herself from the image of her mother, who is almost overly feminine. She is trying to find a way out, to escape from her loneliness, her insensitive mother, her almost hopeless existence. The beginning of the movie sees her at the end of a close… Read more