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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lloyd Tate
... Graham Purvis
... Oliver Tate
... Jordana Bevan
... Jill Tate
... Chips
Osian Cai Dulais ... Mark Pritchard
Lily McCann ... Zoe Preece
Otis Lloyd ... Keiron
... Abby Smuts
Steffan Rhodri ... Mr. Davey
... Kim-Lin
... Jude Bevan
... Brynn Bevan
Adrienne O'Sullivan ... Jackie
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Storyline

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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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18 March 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Podmornica  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£244,476 (United Kingdom), 20 March 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,832, 5 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$466,702, 14 August 2011
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Trivia

First major motion picture starring Craig Roberts. See more »

Goofs

Several fonts from the 90s are used in the movie, such as Lucida Handwriting on Graham's van and Arial on the rat poison can. See more »

Quotes

Oliver Tate: He wasn't even considered hard until the Watkin twins famously stabbed him in the back with compasses. He said nothing; showed no discomfort as his shirt blossomed with blood poppies. His stoicism reminded me of the brave men who died in the First World War.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Le Cercle Rouge (1970) See more »

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Stuck On The Puzzle (Intro)
Performed by Alex Turner
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Great Film!
15 September 2010 | by 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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