Summary: Some of the best films are the ones that you like for no describable reason. Submarine isn’t one of the best films that I’ve seen, but it’s an enjoyable and humourous flick that doesn’t disappoint.
Summary: If you like eccentric and quirky British style humor, you will love Submarine . Personally I found the whole thing a bit over-precious and self aware. I will admit it is a refreshing version of a teen comedy, and Oliver’s observations held true to the teen experience.
Conclusion: 'Submarine' is an eccentric comedy/drama about one odd young man's coming of age. With its dry sense of humor and heartfelt observations, the film overcomes a slightly familiar style and finds its own voice. The video transfer is very nice but the audio leaves a bit to be desired.
Conclusion: One of the executive producers of Submarine was Ben Stiller, who makes a cameo as the star of an American soap opera that appears briefly on a TV screen. One can understand Stiller's interest in the material, because Submarine explores the same areas of emotional discomfort that have inspired much...
Excerpt: Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) isn’t good at much beyond routine searches of his parents bedroom, Oliver neurotic in his actions during his woeful transition into adulthood. He may have found the only girl loopy enough to be with him, his parents are static, crumbling drones, and his new neighbor is a...
Excerpt: The Film Adolescence offers film-makers much in the way of material. Themes of taking on responsibility, experiencing transformation and the awakening of the sexual are like brightly wrapped presents around the Christmas tree of inspiration for those who work in a medium of memory and perception.
Excerpt: The precocious lead in Submarine , adapted by actor-writer-director Richard Ayoade from Joe Dunthorne’s 2008 coming-of-age novel, sees the high-wire drama and dark comedy of his adolescence in largely cinematic terms.