Submarine [M]

 

Director: Richard Ayoade
Starring: Craig Roberts, Sally Hawkins, Noah Taylor, Yasmin Paige
Running Time : 97 minutes
DVD Release Date: TBA

‘Most people think of themselves as individuals, that there is no one else on the planet like them.’

Oliver Tate (Roberts) is a very ordinary 15 year old boy living in a very ordinary Welsh town. He lives with his depressed father (Taylor) and his repressed mother (Hawkins). He falls for the darkly mysterious Jordana (Paige) and embarks on an awkward relationship with her with a few unexpected twists and turns. He spies on his parents, routinely searching their bedroom for indicators of how healthy their relationship is and when an old boyfriend of his mother’s returns, his obsession increases.

This movie has lots of things I love about movies. It’s an indie with a first time director…..so no one is demanding or expecting anything. It looks and feels quirky…nobody does quirky quite like the Brits. It has an unknown as it’s lead actor…again, no expectations. It has an incredible support cast, most notably the ever versatile and unafraid Australian Taylor (and you all know how I love me some Aussie actor!) and the divinely nuanced Hawkins.

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You can read the rest of my review at  Beauty and Lace http://entertainment.beautyandlace.net/dvd-review-submarine-m

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