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'''''Submarine''''' is a British dramedy released in 2010. It's the coming-of-age story of Oliver Tate, a teenage boy living in Swansea, Wales in the 1980s. He falls in love with Jordana, a fellow school student and committed mischief-maker, and at the same time starts to worry about his parents' health and marriage.

It's based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne, was the directorial debut of [[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Richard]] [[Series/TheITCrowd Ayoade]] and featured an original soundtrack by [[Music/ArcticMonkeys Alex Turner]].

!!This film contains examples of:

* AwesomeMcCoolName: Jordana Bevan, nicknamed by classmates as "Banana Heaven".
* BookWorm: Oliver is given a dictionary and thesaurus as presents.
* BlackComedy
* BrainyBrunette: Oliver and Lloyd.
* TheCameo: Executive Producer, Creator/BenStiller, has a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo.
* CharacterDevelopment: Jordana becomes more sympathetic to others[[spoiler: following her mother's tumour. This causes Oliver to distance himself from her.]]
** Oliver himself becomes more conscious of the people around him by the end.
* ComingOfAgeStory
* CrazyJealousGuy: Oliver.
* CringeComedy
* TheFilmOfTheBook
* HeroicBSOD: Oliver, [[spoiler:after breaking up with Jordana.]]
* HeyItsThatGuy: Robin from YoungDracula.
* IgnoredConfession: Subverted. Jill just assumes Oliver is joking when he tells her he has a girlfriend.
* InnerMonologue
* ManipulativeBitch: Jordana, according to her. Oliver comments to himself that he doesn't think she's as good as blackmail as she likes to think.
* PyroManiac: Jordana.
* StalkingIsLove: Oliver, although he just stalks anyone that interests him.
* TheirFirstTime
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Oliver breaks off all contact with Jordana, even though it's obvious she needs him, in hope she won't "go gooey inside".]]
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Oliver certainly seems to think so.

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