Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…
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…
A wonderful and unique coming of age tale. Beautiful cinematography and perfectly quirky style.
If I had a dime for every coming of age film I've seen about an insecure white kid and his quirky love interest, I would no longer have to worry about my student loans....
Submarine, however, does an extraordinary job of making a good movie out of a mediocre plot. Visually, it is a beautiful film, reminiscent of Wes Anderson with its color palette, camera angles, sets, etc. But while I enjoyed the cinematography immensely, this film would be nothing without the spectacular lead performance of Craig Roberts. His Oliver Tate is the kind of character that I wish I could copy and paste into more movies.
This movie was strange on so many levels. I don't even know how to write a review for it. Some lines were quite funny and it was definitely unique, but the story never really got to solid ground for me. I had trouble relating to any of the characters and I found the ending immensly unsatisfying. It's a well done film in many aspects but in no way my cup of tea. I wish it had clicked with me better. Overwall, I'm bewildered by this bizarre and brazen coming-of-age film but, as I let it sink in more, I feel a smidge of admiration for it. But really only a smidge.
Kao da Wes Anderson napravi svoju verziju Harold & Maude.
Agridulce y encantadora
I found myself comparing this to the book it is based from and I think Richard Ayoade does a nice job on bringing it to the big screen. Both Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige are great in their respective roles as Oliver Tate and Jordana Bevan, they play classmates and first loves. The character of Oliver isn't exactly the nicest boy, in fact he's a bit of a jerk, doesn't exactly treat Jordana very well. He's growing up, trying to find who he is and what it means to be in love so as a viewer I am prone to believe that he's trying to change his ways. Oliver is also dealing with family turmoil, his mom (played by the…
Read my DCist review.
É tão recíproco que me faz sentir-se flutuando. A perspectiva que o filme nos trás, não só nos faz pensar, mas mostra que não há idade para abraçar os sentimentos, e sentir as vibrações que estão diante de nós, e do quanto tentamos nos descobrirmos nesse trajeto.
A trilha sonora dispensa comentários, Alex Turner, não poderia ser melhor.
Submarine,is a film that takes a peek inside a basket-case british teenage boy (Oliver Tate) , whom is in love with a girl from his class (Jordanna). Witty and very rare for a love story, this film shows how not everything in life is perfect being Oliver Tate. Struggling with family matters and Love can be absolutely entertaining.
With quirky characters and a melancholy soundtrack; Submarine provides the viewers to a new rare experience.
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