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American Pie 7: Book Of Love [DVD]
American Pie 7: Book Of Love [DVD]
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: 6.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bye bye American Pie, 23 July 2010
The original 3 American pie films were just brilliant. The next 3, whilst probably not deserving of tha AP name, were still quite watchable and a decent laugh. Sadly however this latest title is just Dire. From terrible acting to a computer generated moose chasing 'Stiffler' around in the snow, this film is just terrible. A poor storyline that has been done over and over again.

Enough damage has already been done to the American Pie brand, here's hoping there won't be any more and we can all appreciate the originals!

Avoid.


Fish Tank [DVD] [2009]
Fish Tank [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Katie Jarvis
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: 10.90

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fish Tank (2009), 22 July 2010
This review is from: Fish Tank [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Fish Tank (2009)

As I sit here writing a review on a state of the art computer, having watched this film on a large television in my warm, loving family home I have been reminded that I am fortunate to be on the outside looking in.

Fish tank follows the fortunes of 15 year old Mia ( Katie Jarvis ), who lives with her mum and sister on an estate in Essex. Life inside the fish tank has made Mia closed off to others - until she meets her mum's new boyfriend Connor (Michael Fassbender) that is. Their exchanges keeps the viewer guessing whether he is to become the father figure that she craves or if there is a sexual attraction between the two.
Dancing is Mia's favorite pastime and she practices daily, away from the prying eyes of her mum and younger sister. (Indeed Connor is the only one who she isn't reluctant to dance in front of). A side story throughout the film follows Mia's attempt to secure an audition with a local talent scout, and this provides an enjoyable escape for not only Mia but the viewer as well.
Clever use of imagery (even in the name - Mia is the lone goldfish swimming around in the empty bowl that is her council estate) is abound in the film. Mia's attempts to free an ailing horse that is chained up is particularly poignant. It is clear that it is Mia herself that needs freeing, and she can obviously relate to feeling the weight of chains around her ankles (emotional, social etc).

Altogether a very enjoyable yet hard hitting film. It reminds us that life is difficult for many youngsters growing up in Britain today, and many like Mia must surely feel trapped. She is like many others naught but a victim of circumstance. The final scene showing a balloon floating away must surely symbolise the dreams of many who are stuck inside such 'fish tanks' - aspirations that slip out of reach, or an escape that is not forthcoming .

A superb, thought provoking watch that you won't forget in a hurry


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