Submarine

Submarine

Submarine

A coming-of-age comedy. The directorial debut from the bespectacled co-star of The IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade, executive-produced by Ben Stiller, and featuring a score by Arctic Monkey's frontman, Alex Turner.

Set in Swansea, Wales, 15-year-old Oliver (Craig Roberts) sees himself as a cool, literary genius. In reality he's socially inept and massively unpopular. Convinced that his father (Noah Taylor) is depressed and his mother (Sally Hawkins) is having an affair with her life coach (Paddy Considine), "a hippy-looking twonk", he embarks on a misguided campaign to bring the family back together. Meanwhile, he is also trying to lose his virginity – before he turns 16 – to his pyromaniac girlfriend Jordana (Yasmin Paige).

Best Screenplay winner at the British Independent Film Awards 2011.
2010Rating: M97 minsUK, USA
ComedyDrama

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Submarine / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Rises above the genre's tired, cookie-cutter competition.

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Total Film

Total Film

Smart and sly, funny and fourth-wall-breaking… but above all, an excruciatingly accurate coming-of-age.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Submarine may not be epic cinema, but in a modest way, it’s close to perfection.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A coming-of-age tale full of wit and panache.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Coyly monotonous Welsh coming-of-age confection.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A perfect blend of cool, quirky comedy and warm-hearted drama.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Chronicles the emotional terrain and heartbreaking emotional intensity of adolescence with uncommon grace, humor, and understated power.

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