Anthony of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Submarine is about a fifteen year old named Oliver Tate. Oliver is a little weird expecially when it comes to his goals in his life at the current point in time. He is watching his parents marriage start to widdle away slowly as each day passes. Oliver thinks that his mom might be having an affair with one of her old friends therefore he takes it upon himself to try and jump start it back to the way it was before. How does he do this? He starts monitoring the dimmer switch in their bedroom just to see how often they are being intimate. Then of course he writes it all down in his journal, dates and how far the switch was turned. He even goes as far as writing letters from each of his parents and giving them to the opposite one to suggest how much they love each other. The second priority that he has going on in his life is that of losing his virginity before his next birthday. He finds himself attempting to try and win over a classmate’s, Jordan...
Each Monday, film fan and champion of the downtrodden Jordan Sims picks out an overlooked gem or unfairly maligned masterpiece – and gives them the spotlight they so dearly deserve.
This week, it’s the turn of Richard Ayoade’s offbeat coming-of-age drama Submarine. Here are five reasons why it’s an underrated classic.
Adapted from Joe Dunthorne’s 2008 novel of the same name, Submarine is the latest film by British writer/director/actor Richard Ayoade.
Reviews of 13 Assassins and Submarine, interview with The Eye of the Storm actor Geoffrey Rush and my Top 5 Fight Movies.