DVD of the Week: Fish Tank

First-time actress Katie Jarvis plays Mia, a damaged and angry young woman from the British lower class.   Her party-girl mom is the second-worst mother in recent films (after Mo’Nique’s role in Precious).   Can Mia use her passion for dance to escape her grim surroundings?   Mom brings home a new boyfriend and everything changes.   Michael Fassbinder, starring soon as Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, is great as the mother’s boyfriend in Fish Tank.

Criterion has released the DVD.

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