Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Submarine *Movie Review*

Movie Synopsis:

15 year old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) is somewhat of a normal teenage boy; going to school, dealing with bullies, crushing on girls, namely, Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Paige).

Throw in his growing concern over his parent's stale marriage (Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins), his father's depression, and his mother's supposed affair with an old flame who just moved in next door, things get complicated for Oliver pretty fast.

When Jordana starts showing him attention, and they start spending more and more time together, Oliver's priorities get skewed and he ends up hurting people in the process of his journey to set things right again.

My Thoughts:

I'm a huge fan of off-the-wall Indie movies and when I saw the trailer for Submarine, I knew I HAD to see it!

Redbox is a beautiful, beautiful invention :)

Anyway, I thought the movie was just okay-The characters were definitely interesting (I swear, Yasmin Paige looks SO familiar) and the acting was bizarre and odd, just as the screenplay calls for it, so I really commend the actors for doing a fabulous job.

The writing throughout the movie was decent, too. It was quite humorous in a very dry sort of way, and as said above, bizarre and odd.

The only complains I have about the movie is it seemed to drag, the plot could have been executed better (was a little all over the place for my liking), and it was harder to understand some of what the actors were saying, but I think that last one is understandable seeing the movie and actors are based in Wales.

All in all, an okay movie. Not magnificent, but not completely I-want-the-last-two-hours-of-my-life-back bad. If you're an Indie lover and have an odd sense of humor, I'd say give it a watch!

**This is an opinion solely based on my thoughts and opinions of the movie in question and no one elses. I was not influenced one way or another to write the subject matter in this review, so if you don't like it or don't agree with it, that is your choice and I fully respect it so please extend me the same courtesy**


Cabootique said...

Ooh, I'm glad you posted about this. I had wanted to watch this movie when I first heard about it (I love Richard Ayoade), but then completely forgot about it until now :)

Unknown said...

She looks like the actress of the French movie "Sophie"