19- Fish Tank [4.0]
Fifteen-year-old Mia’s world is turned upside down when her mother brings home a new boyfriend.
Fish Tank hits you over the head with symbolism. There’s a chained white horse and a fish gasping for air out of water. First time actress (a casting agent found her after overhearing her fight with her boyfriend) Katie Jarvis does a fine job as Mia, but the film spirals out of control as it proceeds. You know who Michael Fassbender’s Connor is right away, and the end of his character’s arc is quite puzzling. Fish Tank is worth watching only if you wish to re-confirm that is indeed very often cloudy in England.