Little Fish
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A former drug-addict in her early thirties attempts to put her shady past to rest while paving the way for a brighter future in director Rowan Woods' tale of love, trust, and redemption in modern-day Australia. Tracy Heart (Cate Blanchett) hasn't lived her 32 years so much as she has simply survived them. Ravaged by the drug-addiction and determined to redeem herself in the eyes of her overworked single-mother Janelle (Noni Hazelhurst), Tracy makes a personal vow to open her own business and turn her life around before it's too late and life has passed her by. Tracy's plan is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a sober, sensitive film ... about degrees of dependency, grief, guilt, recrimination and recuperation."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Cate Blanchett sinks into the role of a recovering drug addict in a thorny, compelling drama from Australia."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Fish finally puts its pieces together, unravelling the story strands in a dramatically resonant third act where the film finally lifts itself out of the doldrums."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"The actors give performances of intense naturalness."
‑ Philip French, Guardian
"It's a tidy showcase for Cate Blanchett as a recovering drug addict struggling to throw off the shackles of her past, but Sam Neill and Hugo Weaving also shine ..."
‑ Stella Papamichael,
"A small film with a big cast, Little Fish is notable for its performances."
‑ Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger
"The actors are terrific, especially Weaving, who plays bottoming out as a tragedy spiked with gallows humor, and Blanchett, who digs deep into the booby-trapped nature of recovery. The revelation, however, is Rowan Woods, a major filmmaker in the making."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"A superb cast, mostly playing roles against type, make Little Fish a captivating and emotionally involving film, delivered with the flourish of a filmmaker who knows his craft and what to do with it to reach his audience."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Strong performances and meticulous direction make this consistently disconcerting, but the subplot distracts from the moving human drama."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Blanchett is at her best in a complex, gripping role.... Weaving is a revelation, going completely against type."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"If you say you'd watch Cate Blanchett in anything, here's your chance to prove it."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"While Little Fish takes a turn for the generic in its final act, solid acting, an atmospheric soundtrack, and flare-filled cinematography more beautiful than an Apple screensaver are enough to keep the film afloat."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Village Voice
"Little Fish will leave you full of admiration for its undeniable craft, but perhaps also not entirely sure what its point is."
‑ Anton Bitel,
"Blanchett is superb as Tracy, a recognisable and believable character attempting to put her past behind her."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"powerhouse acting, all around"
‑ Chris Cabin,
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