If you follow me on Twitter then you maybe might've gotten an inkling of my (man)reaction to Michael Fassbender in Andrea Arnold's new movie Fish Tank, which I saw last evening. It sorta spouted outta me Tourettes-like, it did. I don't want to short-change the film in any way here, I loved the movie itself outside of gratuitous concerns and will hopefully write up a proper-like review when I can. But for now, I just need to give a little love to the scene where we are introduced to Fassbender's character Connor. Our main character, Mia (played with already-heralded-and-rightfully-so nerve by newcomer Katie Jarvis), is dancing in the kitchen in the flat she shares with her mother and younger sister in the morning, when Mom's new boy-toy Connor appears...
... and the tragedy writes itself from there, don't it? If by "tragedy" you mean "unfettered hotness-palooza," which I obviously do.
There's more from the film to share but that'll have to get its due in due-time, once the film's actually open and y'all get the opportunity to see it for yourselves. It gets spoilery from there on out if we're talking gratuities and it really is a great. great film that I command each and everyone of you to attend, post-haste, once you can. It opens here in NYC in one week, and presumably will crawl outwards from there... I've gotta see it again since I'm fairly certain I blacked out for several minutes following a couple of moments. I mean, Jesus.
Oh, and yes, Michael Fassbender was there at the screening I attended last night and he is everything I wanted him to be and more (although like with most actors I do wish he could dress himself properly). Charming as hell, with that enormous smile of his that spreads out Cheshire-Cat-like and that sing-songy Irish accent of his (he even said "arse"!) making his every word melodious... oh I just want to gobble him right up! And obviously it's flown right past the point of me embarrassing myself when talking about him - it's into full-blown Jake-territory at this point. Complete obsession. He is made of win.