Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time

You’ve probably never heard of Little Fish and that’s a real problem.  It’s like when you hear some 14 year old, who is also an Inta-Snap-Tic-Tac-Toe influencer, makes bazillions of dollars singing auto-tuned rhymes, while the actual musical geniuses are eating ramen and playing at dive bars in Chicago.

I’ll get this out of the way first, the “will love prevail in the face of imminent disaster?” trope has my name all over it

It worked for me in Eternal Sunshine, and Perfect Sense and it worked for me big time in Little Fish.  It probably helps to add that our love story begins with Olivia Cooke and Jack O’Connell, whose chemistry will ignite your own memories of those first intense months of a relationship, destined for more than smooches (if you know what I’m sayin’).   As we all come to find, relationships can be hard.  They’re made even more difficult when a global virus is spreading quickly and robs you of your memories.  I’ll just leave the plot there, because Little Fish ends up being so much more about the experience of the film than anything else.

Olivia Cooke and Jack O'Connell in Little Fish

Mattson Tomlin based Little Fish on a short story by Aja Gabel and is brought to life by the creative mind of Chad Hartigan.  We had a chance to sit down with Hartigan and talk about how he was able to capture the intensity of their fear, grief and love, simultaneously making us feel a bit like we were either dreaming or on drugs.  We really enjoyed our time with Hartigan and we hope you will too!

Olivia Cooke in Little Fish

Watch Little Fish with your partner who doesn’t like to watch movies with you

Just some unsolicited relationship advice, that’s all.  There’s something in it for you, there’s something in it for them and for any couple that has defied the dire current relationship statistics, compromise is almost always the answer.


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