[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.
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.
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…
The fifteen year old Oliver Tate fancies himself a short and black haired girlfriend named Jordana. Both endure some serious parental struggles at the moment of their relationship and these issues undermine the feelings they have for each other. The writer clearly went for quirky here, which is a popular character portrayal since the beginning of the creative class slash hipster era. If they are done well, such persona often shoulder a whole film on their own, but the young Craig Roberts is obviously having difficulties to get the best out of his role; the self-narrative is a bit too forced and deep thinking didn’t come off as very genuine either. Yasmin Paige seems to do much better in this…
Its funny, witty, humorous, quirky, optimistic, dark, unique, happy, and delicate at times, but most importantly, its completely relatable through all of its oddness. The awkward moments in this tremendous piece of cinema make a teenage kid want to go out and experience such unusual conflict between an abnormal significant other, who's willing to take you on the ride of despair and heartbreak, and even happiness at times. There's no doubt that Oliver Tate has role model potential, in the utmost weirdest way.
Because of this aquatic-imagery-ridden masterpiece, Richard Ayoade may be considered the British Wes Anderson. I would say that is a complete understatement of the true quality of the film. Though the framing resembles Anderson's qualities, Ayoade makes great use of sound design to emphasize the cuts and the repetition of the motifs.
I have a soft spot for coming-of-age stories (along the lines of "The 400 Blows") and I felt that Submarine encapsulate's the backbone of adolescence and the essence of anxiety during a critical period of maturity. I feel that Oliver Tate is a romanticized version of Holden Caulfield, and that personally resonates with me. Particularly the monologue he has about imagining how others would react had he suddenly…
"How deep is the ocean?"
Wesandersonesque, and I love Wes Anderson.
La mejor banda sonora que he escuchado despues de la de "Her"
El like es por la banda sonora.
It is no secret that Oliver Tate carries Submarine entirely on his shoulders. He is incredible. I think he's one of those rare characters that you feel you could possibly will into being. I would love to be his friend and laugh at his outrageous way of thinking. The way that he awkwardly approaches every situation with deadpan humor and a surplus of overthinking is maddening in the best way possible. Richard Ayoade's first feature length film is quite an accomplishment and is certainly the first of many brilliant works to come.
Funny, deep, pretty, and very self aware. Great debut from the director, and the script was great. Top UK film.
A brilliantly quirky little coming of age story with smart dialogue, a great soundtrack, and a definitive style. If you loved Rushmore, watch this.
It's so very nice to expect to like a movie and then watch it and like it as much as you think you will.
Torn between a 4.5 and a 5 for this one. On one hand, I am in a good mood, but on the other hand Welsh accents...
Consider this like, a 4.75 from me I guess?
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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- American Pie
- Miller's Crossing
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