Second trailer for Richard Ayoade’s charming first film, SUBMARINE

Chase Whale

by: Chase Whale
April 21st, 2011

I fell in love with Richard Ayoade's SUBMARINE when I first saw it at the Toronto International Film Festival last year (review HERE); SUBMARINE is this generation's HAROLD & MAUDE, filled with charm, heart, and humor. I finally caught up with Ayoade at Sundance, where we discussed the film's comparisons to Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach (total compliment, Ayoade agrees).

Apple has just released the U.S. trailer to SUBMARINE, which takes audiences thought the mind of our main character, the protagonist, Olive Tate (a fantastic performance by Craig Roberts). He's in love, wants to make love, and is dead set on helping rekindle his parents' love life.

Check out the trailer after the break! SUBMARINE will release on June 3.


Official Synopsis:

"Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage via carefully plotted intervention and to lose his virginity before his next birthday. Worried that his mom is having an affair with New Age weirdo Graham, Oliver monitors his parents’ sex life by charting the dimmer switch in their bedroom. He also forges suggestive love letters from his mom to dad. Meanwhile, Oliver attempts to woo his classmate, Jordana, a self-professed pyromaniac who supervises his journal writing – especially the bits about her. When necessary, she orders him to cross things out. Based on Joe Dunthorne’s acclaimed novel, Submarine is a captivating coming-of-age story with an offbeat edge."

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