Friday, 4 November 2011

submarine (2011) - richard ayoade

I really enjoyed the book 'Submarine' by Joe Dunthorne, so l was really keen to see the movie, especially as it was directed by Richard Ayoade (Moss from the IT Crowd). Good old (OK, not so old) Richard didn't let me down, in any way, shape or form. The film was slightly different from the book, but still excellent. A coming of age darkish comedy, it stars Craig Roberts (who l used to love in Young Dracula on a Saturday morning), as Oliver Tate, a young boy who meets (and gets to go out with) Jordana, his first girlfriend (Yasmin Paige), but is also worried about his parents marriage, which is rocked by the return of his mothers old flame (a smarmy new age Paddy Considine). There are serious bits, funny bits, well filmed bits, and the soundtrack features songs by Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys. What's not to like?

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