[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.
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…
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.
Sweet, charming and beautifully shot. Many films claim the label “coming of age”. This one really earns it.
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.
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…
Cinematically pleasing, a beautiful soundtrack, the stories are interwoven in an intriguing way and the acting is on point. The script is endearing and the way the lighting is used in this film makes me so happy!! I'm running out of good words to describe this film now, where's my thesaurus...
A funny, stylishly directed film that accurately portrays teenage dramas.
An interesting coming of age tale that deals follows the main character, Oliver Tate, as he awkwardly prioritizes his new romantic life with his old family life. The movie has a calming yet energetic tone, extremely similar to Anderson's Rushmore. The lead character is confident and likable while still being unpleasant and making plenty of mistakes. The movie makes many astute observations about life and those moments feel like a breath of fresh air. My biggest complaints is this movie feel so similar to many others like it. Occasionally, it breaks free from being the standard indie romance film, but for the most part it follows that film formula to a T. Overall, Submarine is an enjoyable, yet standard indie teen film.
All the brilliance is still there and the fact that Ayoade made a film I adore out of a book I don't like at all is amazing. But this time, due to current circumstances and who I watched it with, I was better able to relate to it and it resonated with me so much more.
I hope that one day Richard Ayoade is hailed as a truly great British filmmaker.
Awkward teenage romance has never looked so cinematic.
This is definitely an odd film. Unlike most "coming of age" films, which focus exclusively on the protagonist finding a romance, Submarine focuses on the romance between Jordana and Oliver, the drama and possible-infidelity going on in Oliver's home, as well as the implications and effects his romance has on everything that's going on in his life.
Having not seen a ton of coming of age tales, I can't exactly say how refreshing and original Submarine actually is in terms of the genre, but I found it to be pretty new.
Oliver is a great, if perhaps typical, character, portrayed decently enough by Craig Roberts. However, when looking at Jordana's character, that's when the problems I have with this film…
Kinda cute, kinda boring. Kinda reminded me of the short films Bertie Gilbert is producing
Beautiful and sweet. Submarine tells a story about how a 15 year-old Oliver Tate is facing life between his family and his love life. The way the story goes is so engaging and it's interesting to follow a mind of Oliver Tate who surprisingly has a mindset that quite complicated for a 15 year-old boy. The soundtrack is also heart-warming that makes the movie even better.
Great teen film
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