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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.
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.
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…
Although it had all of the elements that I would ordinarily love in a film, I did not love the movie Submarine. It had great cinematography and set design, a phenomenal soundtrack and an interesting charm. It did however lack the kind of enchant and wonder that is necessary, and left a feeling of emptiness. This emptiness wasn’t the kind that one could get from the film’s subject matter, but the kind of emptiness one gets when watching a film that just needed something else.
How many films has The 400 Blows influenced?
Βαρετό βιβλίο, βαρετή ταινία, βαρετό μοντγκόμερι.
Geographical anomalies aside, best Welsh film ever?
There is no submarine... just a Wes Anderson homage!
Wonderful little gem from Richard Ayoade. Funny and touching, a perfect mix of relatable teen comedy and offbeat black comedy.
You look like you've been for breakfast at Heartbreak Hotel.
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This is my favorite movie of all time. What I've always enjoyed about it and what I always will enjoy about it, is how accurately it depicts awkward teenage life and love. It's full of colorful characters, as well as some great shots and perfect dialogue which is believable and still true to the book. Over all it's a good movie, great acting, well directed, amazingly edited- All of which the final product shows.
Supremely charming, innit?
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…