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Here's a trailer for the great British dark comedy/coming of age flick SUBMARINE!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. One of my favorite Sundance flicks was Submarine (proof: my review) a darkly comic tale of a weird kid finding his first love. I compared the film to Rushmore and while in some of the broader strokes that's totally accurate Submarine easily finds its own voice.

I'm very fond of this film and can't wait for people to start seeing it. The first step of that process begins now with the first trailer hitting the interwebs. Enjoy!



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  • Feb. 7, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    yes there is

    by JoeKeppel

    on the wall at 17 seconds in

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:09 p.m. CST

    That trailer

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    makes me not want to see the film. I'll trust you Quint and check it out on Netflix, but I may have to find you and kick you in the balls for wasting my time.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    I would just like to confirm...

    by HansBubi

    ...that there is a submarine on the wall at 17 seconds.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Pretentious Garbage!

    by Orionsangels

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    I never came of age. How many talkbackers came of age?

    by CodeName

    And what's the age to come of age?

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:22 p.m. CST

    It's interesting for better or worse...

    by HansBubi see a movie so directly inspired by the "big" indie movies of the past 10 or so years - the dry, witty and brutally honest characters in Wes Anderson's films and the thoughtful, quirky yet a little dark romances by Michel Gondry. Hell, I like those kinds of movies so there is a good chance I'll like Submarine, but it's a little surreal watching a trailer for this kind of movie when its sources of inspiration are so blatantly obvious.

  • Feb. 7, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST


    by TylerScruggs

    In case you guys don't know, that's Moss from The IT Crowd, one of the best british comedies ever. It's also interesting that a black filmmaker doesn't have any black people in his film.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:58 a.m. CST

    music by Alex Turner?

    by BadMrWonka

    as in Arctic Monkeys Alex Turner? I'm in just for that. Paddy Consadine is always a plus, as well. looks like it could be fun, and beautifully shot, from the looks of it. I hope a higher quality trailer is on the way.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:04 a.m. CST

    Trailer plays up the Rushmore similaity too much

    by SoupDragon

    Using Wes Anderson style title font doesn't do it any favours. I hear the film is quite funny though, especailly Paddy Considine.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:11 a.m. CST

    This was also my fav at TIFF

    by GDM

    And Richard Ayoade just killed! He followed Ben Stiller and was absolutely hilarious. Best intro to a movie I ever saw. This guy is definitely going places.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:01 a.m. CST

    The hero of the film was in Being Human last week...

    by Gabba-UK

    as a 46 year old teenage vampire and in it's online spin-off Becoming Human. Noah Taylor I think his name is. He's going places, very promising talent. And Paddy Constantine Is always good value.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 2:28 a.m. CST

    pretentious crap

    by hiperaktiv

    whats up with the fucking gay music on that trailer?

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:07 a.m. CST

    That looks great.

    by jasper Stillwell

    I saw a lot of Harold and Maude in there too. Which is a film I know Wes Anderson is very aware of.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:22 a.m. CST

    Hiperaktiv, that's not gay music-

    by Hat Man

    - it's French. The French taught us how to kiss girls and the position soixante neuf to mix that kiss up a little. Respect. They also gave us the French Letter to stop inbred hicks perpetuating their line. Their language's pronunciation is also great exercise for the face and helps with weight loss above the neck.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 3:54 a.m. CST

    That kid was in Being Human this week....

    by Obscura

    ... and so were those girders from the start... wierd. looks great though. Unlike Being Human, which is as dull as a broken lightbulb.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Soundtrack details

    by thinboyslim.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Seems to have a Harold and Maude thing going on

    by PaulSC

    Looks good though

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:09 a.m. CST

    The fish in that fish tank..

    by MajorFrontbum

    ...are some of the best actors I've ever seen in my life. I actually believed they were fish. Academy Award NOW!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Enough with the Wes Anderson comparisons

    by DirkD13"

    Ayoade directed Garth Marenghi's Darkplace - Wes Anderson will never ever do anything that good. Just because something is a little quirky and whimsical it's instantly compared to Anderson, which is becoming boring to listen to frankly and undersells the genuine heart, intelligence and out-and-out filmaking talent that Ayoade has brought to this flick. The natural light scenes are beautiful. Not hating on Anderson, he's "alright", but Submarine is better than anything he's ever done. I'd compare it to Jonze more than anything (hint of Gondry lo-fi magic in there too).

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:19 a.m. CST

    The song is performed by jacques Brel

    by abetyler

    and he actually was Belgian. And was one of the most talented artist throuhought the 60's and 70's. Author for the song Jackie too.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:27 a.m. CST


    by pw

    Very appropriate name. I'll be leaving yours and hiperaktiv's posts unexpanded in the future.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 5:57 a.m. CST

    nathan fillion as the submarine!!!!!

    by vulturess

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Garth Merenghi's Darkplace director? Hold the phone.

    by CreasyBear

    Maybe I will give this movie a chance. That show was awesome. Though the most troubling sign for an indie film is how far removed its title is from anything actually in the film, I guess straining for symbolism. (Oh, there was a poster of a submarine on the wall? I take it all back then. Of course a movie about a teenager falling in love in the UK will be titled after a military nautical vessel.)

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:30 a.m. CST

    fuck this film..

    by Six Demon Bag

    wheres BURKE & HARE? its been too long for the Gospel of Landis!!

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    that trailer screams "pretentious art film"

    by mypalfish

    It may be worth seeing, but the trailer is a big turn-off, imo.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:55 a.m. CST


    by Flibbertygibbet

    I know what you mean. it's such a common movie conceit that i almost feel left out. Where was MY dead body to poke?! Wait, that sounds wrong...

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 8:03 a.m. CST


    by DirkD13"

    Yeah Ayoade directed the entire series, which is one hell of an acheivement for his first pro directing job. He has also done awesome music vids for Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend amongst others. Submarine is adapted from a book of the same name. Apparently Little Man Tate was already taken as a title.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    @ Tylerscruggs -- Why is that interesting?

    by Pixeldriver

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Directed by the guy who played Moss on The I.T. Crowd.

    by Royston Lodge

    One of the funniest British sit-coms in ages.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST

    the lead plays adam in being and becoming human

    by john

    he is great....gonna be a star

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    and made by one of the leads in the it crowd

    by john

    so it cant be bad

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 4:58 p.m. CST

    tylerscruggs, to second pixeldriver

    by board shitlez

    What is interesting about a black man directing a film with white actors in it? Is it really that interesting? Black authors write about white people too. Some white people even sing songs written by them.

  • Feb. 8, 2011, 7:43 p.m. CST


    by shoveller

    I had one of them there coming of age affairs. I won't bore you with the details but it involved my best friend at the time, an out of use traintrack and an impromptu nights camping. I was 16 at the time and we decided it was a coming of age thing on the long walk home the next day. (note - this story is nowhere near as "brokeback" as it sounds...)

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 5:06 a.m. CST


    by john

    noah taylor plays the dad he was in his own coming of age flick about 25 years ago he also played the dad in willy wonka great character actor

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    restyles, 17 years at most

    by pw

    just saying.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I've seen one too many coming of age films.


    Please make it stop.

  • Feb. 9, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    The lead actor was great on the UK Being Human...

    by AnnoyYou

    ...and he's starring in the UK only (dammit!) web series spinoff Becoming Human. In this trailer he reminds me of a weird combination of the young Bud Cort and the younger James McAvoy. Anyway, how weird is it that Noah Taylor is playing his dad, as he'd probably have played this role 15 years ago? This film looks interesting but even if it wasn't I'd have to see it as I worship anything Richard Ayoade does.