Available today in select theaters across the country, digital and VOD (Video on Demand) is the romantic drama, Little Fish.
Little Fish stars Olivia Cooke (Sound of Metal), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and Raul Castillo (We Are Animals).
Emma and Jude have had a wonderful love affair. From the moment they first met, there was some kind of special connection to one another.
The couple had a whirlwind romance and ended up having a small wedding ceremony so they could start their beautiful life together.
Then a pandemic strikes. There is some kind of a virus outbreak that causes people to lose all their memories, to the point where they don’t know where they live, or even who their loved ones are.
The virus strikes with no rhyme or reason. People are literally roaming the streets, not knowing who they are or even their name.
For some, the memory loss is gradual. For others, it hits all at once. There is no cure for the virus.
Unbeknown to Emma, Jude is starting to experience memory loss. At first it’s just a few things, but as time goes on, he can’t hide it from Emma any longer.
Emma wants to do anything she can to help Jude retain his memories, so he knows who he is, who she is, and what an incredible bond they have for one another.
Emma goes so far as to write things down for Jude, including photos of them together on the wall.
As time goes on, Jude’s memories slip further and further away.
Can Emma help him hold on long enough until there is a cure, or will Jude slip away entirely and stop remembering who she is? To find out, you need to go see (or rent) Little Fish. Look for it at a theater near you, on digital or VOD.
Seeing as how we are currently living through a pandemic. I think this movie touches a nerve. Sure, COVID doesn’t cause memory loss, but it does cause people to pass away, and it keeps loved ones apart. In a way, Jude’s memory “passes away,” and it keeps pulling him further and further apart from the one he loves, Emma.
I also think that this movie will resonate with people who are in a loving relationship. I think many of us will go to great lengths for the person we love, like how Emma will do whatever she can to keep Jude’s memory from going away completely, and forever.
The film relies on a lot of flashbacks into their relationship, so viewers can see how it developed over time.
The cinematography in this film does play a vital part in this story.
The film was a wee bit slow at times, but that is OK. It’s not an action film.
This film is both sad and scary at the same time. It’s sad to see a loved one lose their memory (I don’t know how people who love someone with dementia deal with it), and it’s scary to think that there could one day be a virus that causes this.
This film might not be for everyone. My husband didn’t really like it, but I think it was well done and hauntingly beautiful in an odd way.
I don’t see an official website, or social media accounts for the film, but below is the trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free screener in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.