[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.
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…
At one point, the main character wishes life had a Hollywood-like fade to black, after which everything would be fine. Richard Ayoade is very clever because he doesn't use fades to black. Instead, he uses cuts to blue.
CLICHE ASS OVERHYPED ASS MOVIE BREH
I WAS SO BORED THE WHOLE TIME
ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT IT WAS CINEMATOGRAPHY/EDITING
AND THE SETTING WAS REALLY PRETTY
AND IT WAS FUNNY WHEN HIS MOM GAVE THE WANNABE NINJA A HANDJOB
BUT BESIDES THAT FUCK THIS
Yasmin Paige gained a new fan today!
Hätte ich "Submarine" vor "The Double" gesehen, dann hätte ich "The Double" wahrscheinlich ignoriert. Manche Regisseure brauchen wohl einen zweiten Anlauf und müssen erst ihre Herzensprojekte in den Sand setzten, um das zu finden, was ihnen wirklich liegt.
Leider ist der Film wenig mehr als der tausendste cineastische Bildungsroman, Wes Anderson und François Truffaut - Derivat ohne eigene Ideen. Öde.
A wonderfully quirky and profoundly imaginative indie which explores the coming-of-age of a 15 year old introvert through his relationships with his parents and girlfriend. The manner in which its unique narrative explores the teen disquiet and perception troubles were fresh enough to keep you hooked throughout its entire running time. The dead pan humour in its former half was absolutely delightful to watch. Craig Roberts's portrayal of the odd and ostentatious teen, Oliver Tate, was brilliant and so damn relatable. The supporting cast too pitches in some wonderful performances. People who adore movies like 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' and 'Boyhood', must check this out!
From first time director Richard Ayoade comes Submarine, a film about Oliver Tate. Oliver is a teenager who has taken an interest in a young girl he goes to school with called Jordana. His family life is already rather poorly with his parents seeming to be growing apart, matters become exponentially worse when his mothers old boyfriend moves in next door. Jordana soon enough takes and interest in Oliver who seeks to resolves any issues he has with his new girlfriend and problematic family situation in shall we say odd ways.
Oliver is far from the typical teenager and shows many trappings of someone who whilst intellectually mature or longing to be, is in many ways an immature character unable…
Richard Ayoade's Submarine is an odd, interesting comedy. It is well shot, well directed, and very well written. This is a great screenplay by Ayoade, and it shines throughout the film. Craig Roberts is great as the main character Oliver, he is funny and adds a great amount to the film.
My only problems with Submarine are that at times the camerawork kind of annoyed me, but overall was still well done, and I wasn't too bothered by it. Also is that I didn't laugh my ass off a whole lot, and perhaps that was the purpose, but that being said, there were a few greatly comical moments in this film.
Submarine is a delightful comedy, and is most definitely worth watching, however I probably won't watch it again.
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