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Submarine
 
 
Directed by Richard Ayoade, UK 2010
96 mins. English dialogue
 
Summary:
 

Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents' marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday.  Worried that his mum is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents' sex life by charting the dimmer switch in their bedroom.  He also forges suggestive love letters from his mum to dad.  Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing - especially the bits about her.  When necessary, she orders him to cross things out.

 
What the Critics say:
 

"Funny, stylish, and ringing with adolescent truth, 'Submarine' marks Richard Ayoade as a talent to watch."  (Rotten Tomatoes website)


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