I've wanted to see this film for 4 years. It was on Amazon, but never Amazon Prime. Oh sure, I can watch the stupidhero movies like Avengers for free. I recently got a Amazon gift card, so I figured I'd break down and rent it. I love the director, so I can see his touches on this story, but the film is about as generic as they get. Boy meets girl, etcetera. Lots of strong performances. I'd say it's a good start.
Submarine wirkt frisch und echt, als wärs von echten Teenies gemacht! Nicht durch die abgestumpfte Perspektive eines Erwachsenen, der sich versucht, zu erinnern - Submarine ist im besten Sinne adoleszent!(...) die ganze Rezension sowie die für unseren Geschmack besten Offbeat Comedies gibts auf der Seite unerer Videothek cinegeek.de
People growing up in high school have lived through this awkward transcension between kid to adult and this film pretty much hits the bullseye. Certainly if you grew up around the time period (1987) helps drive the point home by holding a mirror to ourselves and cringing at our past selves. Film does great on all fronts, nails the 80s scene with a great soundtrack with the comedy and drama played in perfect balance.
This for me is the most interesting coming of age film ever to come out of Britain. It's easy to see where Richard Ayoade gets his inspirations, apparently from all the great visual directors. This is truly my most guilty pleasure, I think I've seen it like five times already. Great colors and mise-en-scene.