#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: Mia is a rebellious teenager on the verge of being kicked out of school. Her hard-partying mother, Joanne, neglects Mia’s welfare in favor of her own, and her younger sister hangs out with a much older crowd. Sparks fly between Mia and Connor, Joanne’s new boyfriend, and he encourages Mia to pursue her interest in dance. As the boundaries of the relationships become blurred, Mia and Joanne compete for Connor’s affection.
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Take a fishing trip
Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank” was a big hit in Britain and at Cannes and now tries its hand at America, who will probably nickname it “White Precious.” Anchored by a star-making performance from Kate Jarvis, Arnold’s film is more grit and zero melodrama, a step-up from the weepy style of “Precious.” Jarvis plays Mia, a teenager living in the ghetto where kids expect to follow in the option-less footsteps of their parents. Her little sister (Rebecca Griffiths) is already smoking and emulating skanks on MTV and mom (Kierston Wareing) is a drunk throwing parties with very sketchy friends. Mia has a dream of becoming a dancer and she finds encouragement from mom’s new boyfriend, Connor (Michael Fassbender), a hunky security guard who seems like a nice guy but is, at times, “too friendly.” It’s familiar other-side-of-the tracks territory but it doesn’t spend time wallowing in misfortune. Arnold’s film is harsh, and with its use of language (the C and F words are used a lot), dead-end scenery, breathless sexual and violent encounters, and Jarvis’ award-worthy portrayal, it’s nothing short of compelling. It’s a brave performance, a rough-fighter exterior masking youthful vulnerabilities. Fassbender also impresses as a charming/shady character that you’re never quite sure has a sexual or fatherly preference toward Mia. It all comes down to a predictable yet scary ending where neglect turns dangerous.
A stark beauty
This film truly has something quite profound and important to say, but does so without straining to say too much. This contradiction is one within which the film operates throughout and which gives it a sense of a painful and claustrophobic reality. Nothing is linear, or obvious, and everything has its moments of humanity and beauty.
Desperately trapped in her ‘fish tank’ of a world, Mia is loud, unpleasant and aggressive. The viewer isn’t allowed to get too comfortable with these first impressions and soon we learn that she also clearly yearns for moments of quietness and humanity; this is most starkly symbolized by the chained horse which she is inexplicably drawn to, desperate to release it. There are also moments of solitude devoted to her amateur break dancing, which is filmed beautifully to look almost balletic,giving it the gravity it deserves. Here once again, Mia is trapped within the limitations of her untrained body. There is so much beauty within, which is painfully expressed through her limited physical abilities. The horse is ultimately put down, just as Mia’s own hopes of a future as a dancer are dashed.
The contradictions continue as Mia makes painful attempts to step outside of her world. Her touchingly naive sense of her own sexuality and power to seduce are in stark contrast to the role of the aggressive little adult that’s been forced upon her. So when she is taken by surprise by her mother’s boyfriend’s sexual advances (even after provocatively dancing for him), and later walks out of the strip-club auditions after, somewhat naively, realizing what they were, it all makes perfect sense. The same girl who wanted to release the horse is simultaneously possibly capable of harming a young child, whilst the man who awakened in Mia a quiet joy in nature and gave her the sense of a caring paternal presence, is also an adulterer, who takes advantage of an underage girl.
This is a film that does not seek moralize or preach – it lets the viewer have a sense of agency, but also forces us to stay in that uncomfortable grey area, where, rather than celebrating adversity overcome, we are confronted with it head on and left to draw our own (possibly painful)conclusions. Life circumstances do shape us, but rather than giving us a neatly tied up Hollywood ending, where our protagonist is released from her shackles, we are given a much more quiet celebration of profound moments within a bleak and dreary life and landscape.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 3 min (123 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Andrea Arnold
Writer Andrea Arnold
Actors Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Griffiths, Carrie-Ann Savill
Country Netherlands, UK
Awards 21 wins & 29 nominations.
Production Company BBC Films, UK Film Council
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.33 : 1, 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Camera Arriflex 35 IIC, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Soho Film Lab
Film Length 3,381 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna Vivid 160T 8543, Eterna 400T 8583, Reala 500D 8592)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm