Swim Little Fish Swim
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Swim Little Fish Swim
Maggie? Rainbow? Leeward and Mary cannot even agree on their three year old daughter's name anymore. Mary is a hardworking nurse who dreams of only one thing : changing her life around. She resents her husband for being an irresponsible, overgrown adolescent incapable of holding down a job. Leeward is an atypical, idealistic musician who fancies himself a misunderstood artist and a New Age visionary. Enter Lilas, a 19 year old French artist and daughter of a world famous painter, who's trying to make it in New York and get away from her overbearing mother. When the bubbly young woman… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An art-versus-commerce drama that consists of one beautifully aching performance surrounded by a whole lotta twee."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Such a concise expression of theme ought to be appreciated -- it betrays an elegance of construction scarcely seen in likeminded indie comedies."
‑ Calum Marsh, Film.com
"The film explores familiar territory, and it's trite in its particulars, but it has a strange emotional power that emerges almost despite itself."
‑ Sheila O'Malley, The Dissolve
"Mumbly dialogue, relentlessly jittery camerawork, a star who is also co-director and co-writer: Yes, it's time for another movie that mistakes the claustrophobic world of young New York artsy types for something interesting."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Though less of a crowdpleaser than it may first appear, that's the key strength that makes this admittedly uneven first feature stand out."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"It subtly counteracts the cliché that creative expression can save your life by making its protagonist a hipster Peter Pan whose creative expression is an excuse not to grow up."
‑ Nick Prigge, Slant Magazine
"Bessis has a natural screen radiance, and Defa is disarming, even at his most selfish. But the script's naïveté is galling."
‑ Sam Weisberg, Village Voice
"Yet another dull entry in the indie downtown New York genre. So young and so vapid."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"It's almost a little too precious to be taken as an honest exploration of the difficulties of living an artistically genuine life. Or else that's where it finds a lost romance."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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