Swim Little Fish Swim
Swim Little Fish Swim (2014)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 19, 2014
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

An art-versus-commerce drama that consists of one beautifully aching performance surrounded by a whole lotta twee.

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Sam Weisberg
Village Voice

Bessis has a natural screen radiance, and Defa is disarming, even at his most selfish. But the script's naïveté is galling.

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Sheila O'Malley
The Dissolve

The film explores familiar territory, and it's trite in its particulars, but it has a strange emotional power that emerges almost despite itself.

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Eric Kohn

Though less of a crowdpleaser than it may first appear, that's the key strength that makes this admittedly uneven first feature stand out.

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Calum Marsh

Such a concise expression of theme ought to be appreciated -- it betrays an elegance of construction scarcely seen in likeminded indie comedies.

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Nick Prigge
Slant Magazine

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.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

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.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

Yet another dull entry in the indie downtown New York genre. So young and so vapid.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
'Swim Little Fish Swim'. Two lovable central characters and a sweet script that earns its subtle payoffs.