[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.
Remarkable, precocious coming of age tale that captures the wonder and burden of adolescent imagination, the cruelties and distresses of teenagers, and the comedy and sweetness of young love.
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…
Sweet, charming and beautifully shot. Many films claim the label “coming of age”. This one really earns it.
i put off watching this movie for a whole goddamn year because i thought it was a beatles biopic omfg
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…
What a great title for this film...There is so much going on beneath the surface.
For his feature debut, Richard Ayoade has decided to take on the oversaturated indie comedy genre. So many of these films try hard to come off as being unique, brilliant, deep, and more all at once. They're almost always overly stylistic and more often than not, sparse on laughs. This movie manages to circumvent many of these common pitfalls simply by being itself.
Submarine is a story about a boy trying to advance to the next stage of life. He wants a girlfriend, he doesn't wan to be picked on anymore, he's a hopeless romantic and a dreamer. Oliver Tate is a misguided youth and…
Pretentious White Boy is pretentious and white
"I wish life was a bit more like American soap operas. Then, whenever things got dramatic, you oculd just fade the picture down and pick the thing up again later."
a great coming of age movie. it's cute, reminds me of myself when i was younger and excited about crushes and fireworks and super-8 (still am but not the new kind of excitement). The colors and the visuals are great, with an Alex Turner soundtrack. Also it's kindof dark and yah, things don't work out because people mess up.
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I am Oliver Tate and Oliver Tate is me, particularly when he says he's prepared to kill for his girlfriend.
finally finished reading the book so I decided to rewatch the film and now I kind of regret reading the book because I don't like the film as much. but it's okay, I will just enjoy them as separate entities. the book is much funnier than the film but that doesn't mean the film isn't good. I'm confused. I don't know what to think anymore.
Actor and director Richard Ayoade adapted a novel by Joe Donthorne in presenting this inventive remembering of a young 15 year old growing up in Wales and dealing with “the important stuff”, like love and the fear of his parent’s possible separation.
There is humor to be found here, but also an underpinning of sadness as the boy, Oliver Tate, tries to juggle his own fears and desires along with what is expected of him, especially by his quirky girlfriend Jordana. The film taps into the adolescent uncomfortableness; the looking but not quite perceiving, the angst of feeling like you don’t fit in – which allows Jordana to dictate the terms of their relationship (as she knows he is smitten…
There's certain parts of this that are really fun, but at times the comedy doesn't land.
Dick Ayoade is very good, love this adaptation but the book is better.
\\"At this rate, the movie adaptation of my life will only have the budget for a zoom out"//
my favorites that i love primarily because of visuals (colors, symmetry, overall cinematography) regardless of plot, characters and anything else…
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