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
48%
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Reviews & comments

An enjoyable watch

Certainly found a high level of audience enjoyment at the session I saw.

3.0
0

Boring arty farty film fetishism.

I hoped for this movie to reach the end fast a boring tedious affair. Coming-of-age self satisfying arty farty, bigheaded script with a general lack of originality.

1.0
0

Disappointing

"Submarine". First the name. Apart from a mural on the lead's bedroom wall, there is no apparent reason why the movie is called "Submarine". This is the story of the real difficulties facing most maturing teenagers; self-doubt and social inadequacy, bullying at school, relationship difficulties and to achieve one's first...

2.0
0

Recommended

Charming, quirky, endearing. Totally loved it :-)

4.0
0

A film that is so fresh that you will think it was made yesterday

So I got to see Submarine at the film festival and on my birthday (August 4th). And Submarine is a highly anticaped indie film that almost no one can get the chance to see to because it is pretty hard to find. But Submarine is about a 15 year old boy called Oliver Tate who is trying to stalk two people. Jordanna Berven who is a girl at his school who he...

5.0
0

Wow! Just Wow!

I suspect this is a film we'll see again for those things we missed. The story is quirky, clever, funny, real and irreverent at times. It has the hallmarks of being a classic. The story of young love through the eyes of an introverted character (Oliver) as he journey's through his first relationships. There are some lines from this movie that will be...

4.0
0

Charming and kooky

Be warned - quotes taken out of context and slapped on posters often lie (who knew?!) So whilst words like "hilarious" and "laugh out loud funny" are misleading, Submarine is, true to its trailer, a kooky coming of age romance that is charming and off-kilter. Think "Napoleon Dynamite" only Welsh and keep an eye on the lead actor - a great performance. The...

4.0
0

Funny, sad, clever

Really enjoyed this movie - went into it expecting a full-blown Brit comedy, but it was actually a beautiful movie that made me laugh out loud and well up a few times as well. The portrayal of teenage angst and first loves is perfect - subtle yet dramatic. Strong characters that are so well acted that you feel that you've stepped back in time and are living...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Coyly monotonous Welsh coming-of-age confection.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Coyly monotonous Welsh coming-of-age confection.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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

0

An enjoyable watch

Certainly found a high level of audience enjoyment at the session I saw.

3.0
0

Boring arty farty film fetishism.

I hoped for this movie to reach the end fast a boring tedious affair. Coming-of-age self satisfying arty farty, bigheaded script with a general lack of originality.

1.0
0

Disappointing

"Submarine". First the name. Apart from a mural on the lead's bedroom wall, there is no apparent reason why the movie is called "Submarine". This is the story of the real difficulties facing most maturing teenagers; self-doubt and social inadequacy, bullying at school, relationship difficulties and to achieve one's first...

2.0
0

Recommended

Charming, quirky, endearing. Totally loved it :-)

4.0
0

A film that is so fresh that you will think it was made yesterday

So I got to see Submarine at the film festival and on my birthday (August 4th). And Submarine is a highly anticaped indie film that almost no one can get the chance to see to because it is pretty hard to find. But Submarine is about a 15 year old boy called Oliver Tate who is trying to stalk two people. Jordanna Berven who is a girl at his school who...

5.0
0

Wow! Just Wow!

I suspect this is a film we'll see again for those things we missed. The story is quirky, clever, funny, real and irreverent at times. It has the hallmarks of being a classic. The story of young love through the eyes of an introverted character (Oliver) as he journey's through his first relationships. There are some lines from this movie that will be...

4.0
0

Charming and kooky

Be warned - quotes taken out of context and slapped on posters often lie (who knew?!) So whilst words like "hilarious" and "laugh out loud funny" are misleading, Submarine is, true to its trailer, a kooky coming of age romance that is charming and off-kilter. Think "Napoleon Dynamite" only Welsh and keep an eye on the lead actor - a great performance. The...

4.0
0

Funny, sad, clever

Really enjoyed this movie - went into it expecting a full-blown Brit comedy, but it was actually a beautiful movie that made me laugh out loud and well up a few times as well. The portrayal of teenage angst and first loves is perfect - subtle yet dramatic. Strong characters that are so well acted that you feel that you've stepped back in time and are...

4.0
0