(Working on organizing it by similar aesthetic.)
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…
Nice and sweet coming-of-age film, with a gorgeous soundtrack provided by Alex Turner.
Alex Turner's soundtrack is sweet and Ayoade's camerawork is deft, not as funny as I remember it being.
Ayoade has a wonderful sensibility, but man this film gets boring.
a funny hipster movie
the true matchmaker
I finished this movie about fifteen pass midnight
not sure if it was because i was sleepy or what, I found it so monotonous and tiresome
But I wouldn't say that this film is unattractive, since there're some elements that urged me to watch it in the first place or to keep watching till the end, like, songs, inscrutableness of the characters (They always have their face blanked, i was kinda annoyed by this though, but it kept me curious about what they're thinking actually), the footage (I don't know what it's called really. What I mean is the picture, the color, how they film it, the techniques, yup)
Submarine apparently made me realize that being a teenager is kinda…
I could rave about this film for days.
This is the kind of film I bring home to my parents (haha, but for real). I come back to this film on my worst days, and I've seen it so many times, but it only gets better the more I watch it.
It's got that classic British humor, so quick and so witty, and Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is ridiculous, in the best way possible. He exudes so much of this relatable self-conscious fifteen year old that's just trying to figure out his place, and navigate his love life. It's honest, dark, and funny, and it really pulls at you, reminding you what it was like to feel that alone and confused.
Richard Ayoade is a talent. He's brilliant. I thank his mother for producing him every day. That isn't true, but I wish I was that dedicated.
SHOOTING + CINE
- Blue + Red
- Duality, Oliver vs Jordana
- Facial close up, dewey faces, zoom out
SEA - expansive wides
OCEAN - recurring, horizon, future?
- not end up like parents
- asks parents who they would save in fire, then presented with similar choice at New Year, Jordana or Parents
- Dad ends up sipping lemon tea in camel dressing gown, Oliver ends up doing the same - becoming parents = inevitable?
me? thoroughly enjoying a coming of age movie about a terrible boy?? well played richard ayoade
I ordered them alphabetically. As is obvious--this is completely suggestive. Definitely would appreciate suggestions though.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…