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Pick or Pan of the Week: “Submarine”

PICK SubmarineA dramedy directed by Richard Ayoade, starring Craig Roberts, Noah Taylor, and Sally Hawkins which tells the story of Oliver Tate, a self-absorbed 15 year-old with two major feats on his to-do list: 1. devise a calculated plot to save his parents’ marriage, and 2. lose that pesky virginity of his before his next birthday.

As far as coming-of-age protagonists go, Oliver isn’t entirely likable. He’s melodramatic and kind of a manipulative little punk, but nevertheless, you root for him. Submarine feels at once refreshingly new, and tenderly worn and familiar, like an old blanket. The film marks a wistful directorial debut from Ayoade, who is definitely someone you’re going to want to keep your eye on for more great things to come.

Check what the Movie Skope has to say about Submarine. What do you think?

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