[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…
Bien, pero como la portada, mitad azul, mitad blanco. Buena y recomendable peli independiente. Pero no más.
One of the best teenagers and 'coming of age' movies, I really liked it
I really liked this movie. The characters felt real and not one dimensional. The issues discussed in the movie were relatable and real. All round it's cute movie that makes you feel nice inside. Watch it. :D
Richard avocado at his finest
Recently I've been getting into more and more Independent films. I've had this on my shelf for a while now just because of the director, Richard Ayoade, my favorite IT Crowd member!
This film is beautifully shot, honestly the cinematography and rule of thirds is so good. If I could upload some examples I would because I made sure to save some screenshots to show to my cinematographer friend to try and convince him to watch it.
There's not much to say about the plot other than it perfectly captures the life of a teenager. Honestly, most films over exaggerate it or fall very cliche but this new methodical and actually intellectual view on a teenager is refreshing and really quite astounding how accurate it is to some.
Great film, will watch Ayoade's The Double next.
Fun, light, and extremely watchable, though it is extremely surface level and is thematically extremely incoherent and confused.
A cringingly accurate depiction of the disparity between reality and the certainties of the teenage mind.
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