[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
A comedy that doesn't let principles stand in the way of progress.
15-year-old deep-thinker Oliver Tate struggles to initiate and maintain a relationship with Jordana, his devilish dark-haired classmate. As his parents' marriage begins to fall apart, similar problems arise in his relationship with Jordana.
Sweet, charming and beautifully shot. Many films claim the label “coming of age”. This one really earns it.
Good British films come by so rarely these days that when one does appear it is easy to be too gushing in its appraisal. Only time will tell if this is the case here but either way Submarine is still one of the most charming and downright entertaining British films of the last couple of years. The film follows Oliver Tate, a self-deluded but strangely likeable teenager as he tries to maintain his troubled relationship with his pyromaniac girlfriend and save his parents loveless marriage.
In story terms there is little originality to be had here as we follow a smart but socially awkward teen trying to traverse adolescence. The appeal comes in a razor sharp script, wonderful performances and…
Every now and again I've avoided a movie based on a snippet of trailer that I've caught. Richard Ayoade's blackly comic coming of age drama was just such a film. I can't quite explain why as I've seen numerous good reviews for it, but it just never appealed. Film 4 however contrived to drop it right in my lap last night and I must admit to being a little embarrassed at just how good it was.
Craig Roberts plays Oliver Tate, an unusual 15 year old who can best be described as odd. He has a crush on a rather tempestuous young girl in school played by Yasmin Paige. Even as a forty something, there is something very likable about…
Such a bold directorial debut from Ayoade, so many films are making em proud to be British at the moment. Attack The Block is another one, I just feel like British cinema is so exciting at the moment!
Jordana is exactly the girl I wanted to be when I was fifteen. We even had the same haircut. Everything in this film seems so familiar, like it would have taken no planning at all, but at the same time it feels meticulous.
Kind of a cross between Harold and Maude and Science of Sleep. I don't know anyone who doesn't like this film.
Richard Ayoade's first feature film Submarine has a style similar to that of Wes Anderson but still feels original and distinct and shows a lot of promise for Ayoade as a director (I'm looking forward to his film coming out this year, The Double. The lead actor Craig Roberts also did a great job.
"This is the part where you leave him and come with me."
I was fully prepared to hate this movie starting with the first scene. The text on the first screen screamed pretentious, as if they were saying, 'we're going to be up our own arses with this movie but it's okay because we're lamp shading it humorously.' The movie was ugly, the characters were unlikable – – especially Jordana – – and no one really came across as sympathetic.
But two scenes really turned me around. The first one was when Oliver's dad makes him a mix tape to help him through his first relationship. One side of the tape is happy songs, and the other side is break…
Follow the anti-hero charisma of the protagonist, with his unique Welsh blend of introspection, speaking plainly, and earnest emotions. This film is more disarming than charming. You can't criticize it with your heart in it. Despite my cinema weariness, this film was endlessly watchable (even well past my bedtime).
Comparing it to Spectacular Now, as I did any youth movie last year, this film is contrived. But it's supposed to be, it's very stylized. It's about a kid who wants to make a goddamn movie of his life, not some lauded work of cinema verite.
I did notice that nothing in the film really hit me like it could have, given the story and its unfolding. I think it's because…
Würde man 'Submarine' bloß als Coming of Age-Film mit gewöhnlichen Handlungspunkten beschreiben - und zu dem Schluss würde man bei den zwei wichtigsten Antriebsmotoren der Geschichte zweifelsohne gelangen - würde man dem Film großes Unrecht damit tun.
Dem Hauptcharakter Oliver Tate seine erste richtige Beziehung und das drohende Auseinanderbrechen der Ehe seiner Eltern als Begleiter an seine Seite zu setzen, ist zwar nicht unbedingt bahnbrechend neu, genug Originalität bietet der Film dennoch in der Art seiner Inszenierung.
Allein die Narrative besticht mit vielen schönen Einfällen, indem Olivers Gedankenwelt, in die er selbst tief versunken zu sein scheint, auf kreative Weise visualisiert wird. Es hat etwas von einer ernsthafter angelegten Kombination aus Scott Pilgrim's Erzählweise und JD's Tagträumen aus Scrubs, was…
Boasting a very tight script, a great cast and some fantastic cinematography, Richard Ayoade's directorial debut is a beautiful and emotional film that may contain the standard tropes of an artsy coming-of-age film, but it portrays them with such sincerity, earnestness and confidence that the end result is immersive, relatable and ultimately very engaging.
No rating because I missed the first 40 minutes. The rest was so good that it made me regret that fact.
The story is about a teen vows two things before his next birthday: to love his virginity and to break up the relationship between his mother and an old flame who has come back into their lives. This movie is odd but wonderful in one big movie.
Quirky, wryly funny and genuinely touching.
I wasn't blown away by this story but I found it enjoyable and the cinematography was good. I recommend watching it. Don't know if I need to own it.
The world can do without what I was originally going to write.
A lot of films I have watched recently have had a great set up, but have lost me in the third act. This is one of them. Despite that, I really liked it. Great camera work, etc. Self-aware doesn't even begin to describe the first half, genius. Richard Ayoade is great.
Funny, inventive creative coming-of-age story kind of the reminiscent of the Rushmore style,
"I have already turned the first moments with my new girlfriend into the Duper-8 footage of memory" exclaims the teenage protagonist before the movie actually cuts into a realistic Super-8 home movie aptly titled "Two weeks of lovemaking" .
PS: gets my award for Eeriest Maelstrom Scene (was that thing real or CGI?)
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