FISH TANK is one of the best movies of all time and Katie Jarvis' performance is one of the best ever captured on film. I've watched it over a dozen times and every time I'm completely spellbound by...well, everything! The story is depressing as fook, but somehow still uplifting and funny. The performances by the entire cast are great (I loved the little sister. She steals every scene she's in and I quote her all the time. "I bet there is, like, a million fucking bugs in this grass." "If I'm a fuck face, you're a cunt face", fish A.I.D.S., etc.) The camerawork by Robbie Ryan is beautiful and the direction/writing by Andrea Arnold is absolutely perfect. I love how FISH TANK doesn't over-explain itself and lets the audience figure things out for themselves.
Sometimes I hate being dumb and unable to properly express my admiration for a film, but that's kinda where I'm at right now. Not that it even matters, since I'm the only one that ever looks at this blog, but if somebody does happen to stumble across Happyotter in a hundred years...do yourself a favor and go check out FISH TANK. Also...say hello to the whales for me.
One of my favorite shots of all time.