Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Submarine: fighting the urge to get carried away

Even allowing for the default enthusiasm of us bloggers, that hopeful willingness that allowed Kick-Ass to be viewed as a potential Film Of The Decade, If Not Possibly Ever, when it fact it was just very good, it's still hard to not get caught up in the buzz about Submarine, the debut film from Richard Ayoade, him off The IT Crowd, and director of The Arctic Monkeys At The Apollo DVD.

Casting Paddy Considine and Sally Hawkins isn't going to do its chances any harm, but already their presence feels like an added bonus, such is the size and shape of the ooh noises being made. Submarine tells the story of Oliver (played by Craig Roberts), a cocky teen trying to lose his virginity, while at the same time trying to prevent his mum (Hawkins) running off with a motivational speaker (Considine). Not much on paper, perhaps, but the cine-literate Ayoade places it all firmly in bittersweet indie comedy territory, drawing a line from Harold And Maude to Wes Anderson, via the French New Wave, much to the delight of the festival circuit.

Not only that, it also features new tracks from Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner, released on the continually exemplary Domino Records on 14th March.

Submarine is released in UK cinemas on 18th of March. And I can't wait *slips back into default blogger hyperbole stance*

Trailer peepage...

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