The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for the indie film Submarine, which showed up at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The movie was ok, I enjoyed watching it but it wasn't one of the best films I saw up at the festival. The film is a character study of a teenage kid who is extremely self-absorbed and is slowly learning the hard way to be a selfless individual. It definitely has a few coming-of-age clichés that we’ve seen before. I said in my review...
...that it had a Rushmore type vibe to it, but it definitely wasn’t as good. I thought the first half of the movie was great, and it was on its way to possibly becoming one of my favorite movies at the festival. It was quirky, funny, and it had some entertaining, snappy dialogue. I enjoyed the characters that I was being introduced to as well as the story that was being set up.
But the story took a dive into a dark abyss. All of a sudden, the movie wasn’t funny--it was depressing as hell. The second half of the film did not really mesh well with how the movie started. The story ended up going into a completely different direction than it started, and I didn't like it. Although it still maintained its snappy dialogue, the second half of the film went into a dark place, and I just didn’t enjoy going there. So the movie ended up not being a favorite. I’ve talked to a few other people about this, and they all felt the same way.
To read my full review click here. I like the trailer, it makes it look like a movie I would want to see, if I already haven't seen it.
Heres' the 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.
The movie is set to come out on June 3rd. Watch the trailer below and tell us what you think, is this a movie you would go see?