Little Fish

Little Fish ★★★½

Conceptually I really loved this and I think it’s such a heartbreaking story that anybody can recognise and feel very viscerally. The thought of having someone you care about slowly starting to fade away from you is probably one of the most horrific things you can imagine experiencing. However, I didn’t feel completely tied to the characters for some reason — it almost felt like the creators of this film were telling me ‘this is really sad, you should be sad’ and I could recognise that it was sad but I didn’t feel sad… if that makes sense. Maybe it was the emotionally manipulative music (the floating, ambient, romantic strings over every happy/ sad moment) or the somewhat cliche dialogue, I’m not 100% sure. I still really enjoyed it and thought it was a nice film, it just didn’t give me the gut punch that I was expecting.

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