[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…
A very dry but funny movie about the importance of showing your feelings to the ones you love and the dangers of getting wrapped up in recursive and self-defeating thoughts.
Craig Roberts is surprisingly likable while fitting the off-kilter but precocious mold that seems to be omnipresent in coming of age stories, and Sally Hawkins and Noah Taylor are hilarious as two demure and overbearing parents.
I think the movie wrapped up a bit too cleanly for Oliver to truly learn anything from the events that we witness, but it's still very enjoyable to view life through his somewhat deluded eyes.
Finally a teen film for everyone that isn't a stereotype.
It's like if Harry Potter was born to muggle parents, and was non-magical himself, so he was just a regular human.
Having watch the 400 Blows since first watching this I can clearly see the love for it via spoofing/parody.
Not my cup of tea, but I can appreciate it for what it is.
Never fails to produce a very atavistic response.
-It's rude to leave a film before it's finished.
-To the filmmakers.
-How do they know?
-They just do.
Inmersión poética a los recodos de la adolescencia de un chico infeliz, solitario y salingeriano. Un chico que se asemeja mucho al personaje de el guardián entre el centeno y que verá como su aparente situación de conformidad existencial se verá truncada por una situación familiar inestable y un amor juvenil.
Efervescencia adolescente con toques hipsterianos y originalidad de planteamiento con fotografía deslumbrante y variopinta jugando con artificios de cámara y fundidos de color que definen estados de ánimo. Con el rojo y el azul asumiendo el período de inestabilidad del protagonista.
Un film fresco separado a modo de obra teatral que quizás peque de demasiado ajustado a un público concreto pero que hará las delicias de los amantes de lo indie hipsteriano y del movimiento romántico.
Another kinda boring one. It’s also kinda funny. I don’t know.
If you’re into Indie stuff and greiving teenage boys, loafing in self-pity this is the movie for you. Also if you liked the short films by Bertie Gilbert you might enjoy the style of this movie.
I personally liked the soundtrack a lot
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut when it comes to watching films. I either just watch anything that comes…