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.
Directed by Richard Ayoade who was famous for his role in The IT crowd, the film deals with teenage nostalgia and coming out of age. It’s a film filled with cheesy dialogues but for sure it will make you laugh because you can relate to it in many ways. The film takes place in a suburb located in wales. The cinematography is outstanding with its indie flavor in mind. Oliver tate is a character we are all familiar with, you can clearly remember the nervousness of your first love, shy looks, first awkward kiss it’s all in there. Subtle british comedy is the essence of this film as Richard didn’t hold back with experimenting new ways to deliver a proper comedy. Well, personally I have watched this movie numerous times and every time I come back for it I still feel the same about this movie, it doesn’t lose its magic at all. A key factor why this movie is so special is because of its outstanding soundtrack, Written and performed by Alex turner who is the front man of the british band arctic monkeys. The songs go well with the film with its ambience and melody.
Submarine received positive reviews from critiques it scored 87% on rotten tomatoes with over 150 reviews. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film 3/4 stars saying “Submarine isn’t an insipid teen sex comedy. It flaunts some stylistic devices, such as titles and sections and self-aware narration, but it doesn’t try too hard to be desperately clever”.
It’s not a flawless movie by any means but, it definitely is worth a shot!
Just clear out your schedule one rainy afternoon, sit back and enjoy.
Here is the trailer of the film