• Released
  • June 3, 2011
  • R , 1 hr 37 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 25 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A 15-year-old wants to lose his virginity and stop his mother from leaving his father.

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Critic Ratings

76
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Wonderfully funny and subversively affecting.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
One of the most irresistible films of the year so far.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A charming indie that combines dreamy aspiration with mucky, hilarious reality.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ayoade, the British comic making a remarkable feature debut with his adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's 2008 novel, blends mirth and malice with...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Ayoade is well known to British viewers for his role as a coddled nerd in the sitcom "The IT Crowd," so it's fair to expect laughs from his...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The film's humor comes in part from the gap between what Oliver says and what the audience sees.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Submarine has its own specific miseries and darkly funny vibe. It makes quirkiness briefly seem like a good thing again.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Writer-director Richard Ayoade's feature debut is witty and quirky, with a gripping performance by Paddy Considine.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Divided into three chapters in a largely unsuccessful attempt at structure, the voice and the style don't combine as explosively as they...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The film is so self-conscious it seems to be dictating your every reaction.
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Rated R | For language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Indie coming-of-age dramedy tackles some big issues.
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