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Sinking & Swiming with Wales
Official Website | Trailers & Mo
R | 97 min

Remember how awesomes and clevers and fresheses in teen angstness and confusion Rushmore was?  Well, we’ve all been waiting for the next Rushmore (which was the next Harold & Maude or if….?) and there hasn’t been a next one.  Lots of tries, lotsa failures.  Not even Wes Anderson could get back to that way cool of school.  Enter the Welshish graped Submarine (based on the Joe Dunthorne novel), which comes purty darn close to Rushmoreian heights and low-ts (it was quite a downer, if you don’t remember).  And its protagonist, Oliver Tate (an incredible incredible incredible Craig Roberts), is even more likable and loveable and rootable-er than Max Fischer could ever be!  Richard Ayoade‘s flick is sharp as a tack and not tacky like the B-Sharps, even with all the flashy film techniques and snappy editing goings on.  It’s got 2 apathetic parents (the very well paired Noah Taylor & Sally Hawkins), one spirtual guru goon (constantly sirprizing Paddy Considine) and one adorable bobbed girl in a red jacket (paging Yasmin Paige), and they’re all problematic peeps causing mad problematics for our lil man Tate.  The first 1/3 is brilliant, and the 2nd third is moody, and the 3rd third is moody blues, and yet all three thirds are juss plain cool to watch as a whole movie.  It’s no Rushmore, cause Rushmore is our Rushmore?

Oh Snap!: yer telling we you don’t want to see a movie that looks like this?

Verdictgo: Jeepers Mos Def Worth A Peepers

Submarine stays afloat in limited release

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

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