Saturday, June 29, 2013

Movie Review: Submarine

WherI got it: Netflix
Rating: 4 stars 
Cover Rating: 4 stars (I like it quite a lot.)
Rating: Rated R
DVD Release Date: October 4, 2011
Run Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Buy it: Amazon

For a summary of this movie, check out my review of the book version here.

While this movie didn't follow the book all that well. It was still a pretty swell movie. There were things left out or changed that I didn't love, but in and of itself it was a good movie. I really enjoyed seeing Oliver Tate come to life. Noah Taylor was brilliant as Oliver and I really enjoyed him a lot. I also got to really like that Oliver's mom's ex-boyfriend was some sort of new-age magician. He didn't seem quite as ridiculous in the book, but I think it really worked in the movie. One thing I really didn't like was Oliver's parents. They seemed to be part of the ridiculousness that surrounded Oliver in the book. In the movie though they seemed a bit more stiff. I didn't feel like we really got to know them. It was a bit disappointing. Besides it's faults of being an adaptation of a book this was still a good movie and you should check it out if you like indie type films. 

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