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Precocious Oliver struggles with being popular in school but when a dark-haired beauty takes interest in him, he's determined to become the best boyfriend in the world. Meanwhile, his parents' already rocky relationship is threatened when his mother's ex-boyfriend moves in next door. Oliver makes some unorthodox plans to ensure that his parents stay together and that Jordana still likes him. Written by
Alex Turner, lead singer of the British band "Arctic Monkeys", provided original songs for the film, one of which, "Piledriver Waltz", ended up on their 2011 album "Suck It And See". See more »
Oliver gets a VHS video of Graham's presentation from Graham's house. When Oliver's seen in his bedroom watching Graham on telly the empty case with Graham's picture is actually the size of an audio cassette (for comparison another audio cassette case can be seen to the left of the screen.) The implication is that Oliver is watching the "video tape" but the only tape device present is for audio cassette, besides which it is clear that the tape player is empty. Other views reveal that that there is NO video tape machine in Oliver's room. See more »
I knew then it was too late to save her. She'd gone gooey in the middle. From now on she'll buy little gifts for her favourite teachers and she'll admire the scenery and she'll buy soup for homeless people. And she'll never burn my leg here again.
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'Submarine' is a wonderfully engaging film. Along with being very funny, It genuinely understands and insightfully explores, teen anxiety and communication/perception troubles. While watching it, I felt like I was experiencing the story first hand. As a result of an artfully made, endearing and enjoyable experience, the film gently implies a progressive and positive message.
The film also shows the tremendous versatility and courage of filmmaker Richard Ayoade. 'Submarine' has created its own category, as it's quite different from Ayoade's brilliant TV comedies, It has a very unique, personal language and sensibility, which is equally thrilling and satisfying for the viewers. The casting is perfect as well, each actor makes their character ring with an authentic and lively human truth.
A delight, Highly recommended!
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