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3.7
5,242 Ratings

Submarine

Directed by Richard Ayoade
United Kingdom, United States, 2010
Comedy

Synopsis

Preoccupied with losing his virginity before his 16th birthday, Welsh teenager Oliver sets out to woo his feisty classmate Jordana. At home, he focuses on holding his family together: his father seems unmoved by the fact Oliver’s mother is succumbing to the charms of a dubious spiritual guru.

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Submarine Directed by Richard Ayoade
While it’s true that a lot of films are derivatives . . . , their reduction to elements of other films can miss the fact that, sometimes, they’re trying to create something altogether new from some old recipes. Such is the case of SUBMARINE, of which you can safely say something like: it’s GODARD + RUSHMORE + THE 400 BLOWS + HAROLD AND MAUDE + NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, and actually summarize the whole thing rather neatly.
June 10, 2011
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Submarine isn’t a perfect film, but it’s a terrific first one. Leaving the theater, you feel you’ve been taken in hand by a director of tremendous promise, and you can’t wait to see what he does next.
June 03, 2011
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While it owes a debt to Wes Anderson and the like, Ayoade’s film is entirely his own, from the elegant opening titles to the pitch-perfect closing scene.
October 28, 2010
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