8.2.12

Film: Submarine


I forgot I saw this movie and how much I enjoyed it until I recently saw a preview for it.
Submarine is film based on the novel by the same name, by Joe Dunthorne.  Mr. Dunthorne wrote his novel in 2002 while he was finishing up his undergraduate studies. 
This coming of age, teenage angst story features the life of Oliver; a 15 year old school boy who is as intent on losing his virginity as he is in stopping his sexually charged neighbor from having any sort of relationship with his mother.  As is often the case in these types of stories, Oliver finds an equally confused lady, Jordana Bevan, and together they discover first love. 
The film first debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010 and is produced by Ben Stiller. 
The cinematography in the film is done by Erik Alexander Wilson and is quite amazing. 
The constantly changing setting, whether in a forest, abandoned fair ground, bon fire side or along water overlooking an industrial town, emphasize artistic features that only a genius with an impeccable eye could capture and execute. 
I plan to read the book. 


Have you seen Submarine?
What is your favorite coming of age novel or film? 

11 comments:

tulpen said...

I need a good book. And this sounds good...thanks for the tip!

Amber said...

I did see the film and thought it was brilliant. Very quirky and cute.

Brissa said...

i wanted to see this!! thanks for reminding me!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I haven't seen this yet, but I've been meaning to–I second Brissa's thanks for the reminder!

Ötli said...

And I plan to see this movie. Thanks for the discovery.

Kristin H said...

Gotta see it:)

Mama Gone Green said...

I'll have to add this to my list- thanks!

Nuit said...

cant wait to see it!

Phoenix said...

I haven't heard of this movie - nor heard of the book - before but I'm curious now! And I'm also trying to rack my brain for other "coming of age" stories that I like... Bridge to Terabithia always comes to mind but Lord is that depressing...

Clair said...

I always meant to see it.
It's on order. Thanks for the
review/reminder.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet ren, oh i have not watch this movie. It sounds really good and i should look it up! Thanks so much for sharing. Have a lovely merry happy Valentine's week and love to you!

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