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Submarine [DVD] [Canadian]

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Writer/director Richard Ayoade adapts author Joe Dunthorne's acerbic coming-of-age novel to the big screen with this comedy centered on the efforts of precocious Welsh 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) to lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to prevent his mother (Sally Hawkins) from having an affair with a smooth-talking spiritual guru (Paddy Considine) after his morose father (Noah Taylor) loses the will to fight for his marriage.
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  • Credits
    Craig Roberts, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine
  • Critic Reviews
    4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hat beguiles is that SUBMARINE is the vainglorious arthouse epic a 15-year-old movie buff would see himself starring in....[A]n arch, affectionate portrait of a teenager's mind-scape."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 5 -- "Ayoade lets the film move at a gentle pace, while its idiosyncratic charms often brings to mind RUSHMORE, HAROLD AND MAUDE, or perhaps the youthful exploits of Adrian Mole."
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    "SUBMARINE -- like RUSHMORE -- is very funny largely because of its protagonist's capacity for self-delusion..."
    Sight and Sound

    "What makes SUBMARINE especially successful is that under its clever comedy, genuine emotions are at play."
    Los Angeles Times

    "Mr. Ayoade's keen visual wit and clever, knowing touches keep it surprising and nimble, especially in the quick, lurching early scenes, which are startlingly funny."
    New York Times

    "[A] superstylized adaptation of a contemporary coming-of-age novel by Joe Dunthorne."
    Movieline

    3 stars out of 4 -- "[Ayoade] blends mirth and malice with deadpan brilliance."
    Rolling Stone

    3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Richard Ayoade's SUBMARINE is an auspicious, controlled and altogether droll debut film that resembles Wes Anderson's RUSHMORE without being derived from it."
    Box Office

    "[W]onderfully funny and subversively affecting....SUBMARINE is one of a kind."
    Wall Street Journal

    3.5 stars out of 4 -- "It's a self-confident work for the first-time director, Richard Ayoade....Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige are enormously likable in their roles..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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