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Funny, stylish, and ringing with adolescent truth, Submarine marks Richard Ayoade as a talent to watch.



Total Count: 152


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Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents' sex life by charting the dimmer switch in their bedroom. He also forges suggestive love letters from his mom to dad. Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing - especially the bits about her. When necessary, she orders him to cross things out. -- (C) Weinstein

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Craig Roberts
as Oliver Tate
Noah Taylor
as Lloyd Tate
Sally Hawkins
as Jill Tate
Paddy Considine
as Graham Purvis
Yasmin Paige
as Jordana Bevan
Steffan Rhodri
as Mr. Davey
Osian Cai Dulais
as Mark Pritchard
Lily McCann
as Zoe Preece
Otis Lloyd
as Keiron
Elinor Crawley
as Abby Smuts
Gemma Chan
as Kim-Lin
Melanie Walters
as Jude Bevan
Sion Tudor Owen
as Brynn Bevan
Jonny Wier
as Malcolm
Lydia Fox
as Miss Dutton
Claire Cage
as News Reporter
Andrew Phillips
as Rhydian Bird
Rikki Hall
as School Boy
Tom Ryan
as School Boy
James Jones
as School Boy
Sophy Halligan
as Watkins Twin
Tanya Brady
as Watkins Twin
Sarah Pasquali
as Woman Who Looks Nothing Like Jordana
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  • Oct 08, 2015
    Submarine is cynical, depressive, colorful, and quirky -- a very British film. It is somewhere between a comedy and drama, with the comedy mostly revolving around scenes of embarrassment. While there is not much to be said for the plot or characters, Submarine is very well made.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2014
    coming of age yadda yadda yadda with Richard ayode of IT crowd fame writing and directing. I wanted it to work but it just falls so short and is nothing we haven't seen all before. you can clearly see its influences and it's not nearly rough enough around the edges to stand the test of time. turning it off and on again wont change this
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Nov 03, 2013
    Confident, idiosyncratic and quirky film with two great performances from Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige and a distinctive directorial style that reminded me of early Wes Anderson. Very enjoyable with a melancholic edge.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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