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Frustrating but sincere and well acted, especially by Tucci, who embodies a middle-aged man in transition, "Submission" explores well the risk associated with stepping out of one's comfort zone and shaking free from the stranglehold of mediocrity.
Tucci and Timlin are both quite good in their roles, and writer-director Richard Levine (adapting Francine Prose's 2000 novel "Blue Angel") does an excellent job of slowly escalating the pair's relationship.
Submission is well acted, finely paced and craftily photographed, but provides no real revelations that will add to the discussion about campus politics or sexual harassment. Which is OK - thankfully, it's not a film that wants to teach us a lesson.