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Submarine (2010)

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15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.



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Precocious Oliver struggles with being popular in school but when a dark-haired beauty takes interest in him, he's determined to become the best boyfriend in the world. Meanwhile, his parents' already rocky relationship is threatened when his mother's ex-boyfriend moves in next door. Oliver makes some unorthodox plans to ensure that his parents stay together and that Jordana still likes him. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A comedy that doesn't let principles stand in the way of progress.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 March 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Podmornica  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£244,476 (UK) (18 March 2011)


$466,702 (USA) (12 August 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Sarah Pasquali:  The Art Director appears as 'woman who looks nothing like Jordana'. See more »


When Oliver leaves Jordana's house after Christmas dinner, the car parked in the driveway is a 1997 Vauxhall Astra. The film is set eleven years previously in 1986. See more »


Jordana Bevan: Why are you such a total dick?
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Crazy Credits

The Art Director Sarah Pasquali is credited also as "woman who looks nothing like Jordana". See more »


Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.20 (2011) See more »


Hiding Tonight
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Great Film!
15 September 2010 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this film at The Toronto film festival a few nights ago and I absolutely loved it! I had no expectations going in, since it was the directorial debut for Richard Ayoade. He did a wonderful job with this film. It was beautifully shot and directed and the cast, although unknowns to me were unbelievably good! I didn't understand a few jokes since I didn't understand a bit of the British humour, but most of the jokes were universally understandable which is great. Overall I gave it a 9 out of 10 and I can't wait until it gets distributed worldwide so I can see it again. I hope Richard Ayoade starts working on another film soon, because I'm excited to see what else he can do.

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