Swim Little Fish Swim Reviews

December 4, 2018
I wouldn't be surprised to learn she was the one who the filmmakers most identified with since "Swim Little Fish Swim" is just as mischievous and natural, not to mention an unexpected treat as a result.
September 25, 2014
An art-versus-commerce drama that consists of one beautifully aching performance surrounded by a whole lotta twee.
September 24, 2014
Though less of a crowdpleaser than it may first appear, that's the key strength that makes this admittedly uneven first feature stand out.
September 22, 2014
Yet another dull entry in the indie downtown New York genre. So young and so vapid.
September 18, 2014
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.
September 17, 2014
The film explores familiar territory, and it's trite in its particulars, but it has a strange emotional power that emerges almost despite itself.
September 16, 2014
Bessis has a natural screen radiance, and Defa is disarming, even at his most selfish. But the script's navet is galling.
September 14, 2014
It subtly counteracts the clich 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.
April 15, 2014
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.
February 5, 2014
Such a concise expression of theme ought to be appreciated -- it betrays an elegance of construction scarcely seen in likeminded indie comedies.
March 15, 2013
What comes through strongest is its Woody Allen-esque treatment of Brooklyn, complete with golden light, beautiful young women, glamorous locations and plenty of appealingly tortured--or insufferably neurotic, depending on your point of view--artists.