I went to see Submarine at the GFT tonight as part of the Glasgow Film Festival.
Its directed by the very funny Mr Richard Ayoade (of Garth Merenghi, It Crowd fame).
I'm quite a big fan of Ayoade's previous work but was interested to see how he could translate onto a feature.
Well...... I left the cinema VERY pleased and strangely proud.
Beautifully shot with the perfect balance of humour and emotion- I absolutely loved it! ( if i knew how to make stars appear on this blog, I would give it five)
The film is adapted from the book by John Dunthorne and follows the story of 15 year old Oliver Tate....
"I have been waiting too long for the film of my life. My name is Oliver Tate. This film will capture my particular idiosyncrasies, for example, the way I seduce my classmate Jordana Bevan using only my mind. Also, since my parents’ marriage is being threatened by a man who runs courses on Mental and Physical Wellbeing, the film will probably feature some elaborate set-pieces of me taking him down. There will be helicopter shots. There will be slow-mo, but also transcendent moments, like when I cure my father's depression. Knowing me as I do, I will be surprised if this film runs to less than three hours. Note to the press: appropriate adjectives to describe this film include "breath-taking" and "irresistible" as well the phrase: "a monumental achievement”."
The film is released on the 18th of March- GO SEE IT!!!