Yesterday night I saw Submarine, a film by Richard Ayoade from 2011; and I totally fell in love with it.
I've been listening to the soundtrack (by Alex Turner) for a while, but it wasn't until yesterday that I had the time and mood of watching it.
I like what I like to call 'little films'. I mean, I normaly don't like big productions with great special effects and that kind of stuff in cinema. I love the little stories well told, everyday things that count in life; the thing that when you're old you'll remember as a big adventure.
Submarine talks about that first love wich will mark you for the rest of your life. Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts, splendid), a non very popular teenager, fells in love with Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Paige), a weird and thug girl from his class. What at the begining looks like an impossible love story sooner become to a young first love that Oliver doesn't how to deal with.
Jordana is having some issues at home, and Oliver is not having a good time there too. He tries to help his parents with their relationship, forgetting about Jordana in a very hard moment.
Don't expect a big film. Don't expect the greatest love story above all times. Don't expect a mature main character or a complicated plot. Submarine has nothing to do with this. But it leaves you with a little smile in your face, provoking you might remember that first love or making you wonder why there were not more guys like Oliver Tate in your institute.
It's curious. I always wanted to have a red coat, and maybe be a little more like Jordana. But at the end I always get the blue coat and look like Oliver.