One of the year’s most interesting and inventive movies is Submarine, a small indie movie directed by Richard Ayoade. The film is set in no distinct time and centres around the awkward, self indulgent 15 year old Oliver Tate who sees the world through his very unique and peculiar imagination. For a first time director, Ayoade has assembled a terrific cast of British actors including Paddy Considine (who is far and away the best thing in the film), Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor and the two young leads played by Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige.
The film is being released by The Weinstein Company and Ben Stiller is named as an executive producer. Please go see Submarine when it is released on June 3rd, you won’t regret it. Watch the trailer and read the synopsis below and tell us what you think in the comments.
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. Based on Joe Dunthorne’s acclaimed novel, Submarine is a captivating coming-of-age story with an offbeat edge.