by TOMMY VANTICHELT
In the movie, Submarine, directed by Richard Ayoade, Oliver Tate is faced with two difficult situations. The more less-important one, his love interest with a girl named Jordana Bevan, and the race to extinguish the relationship between his mother and her reemerged ex-lover in order to save her parents’ marriage. Craig Roberts plays these kind of characters perfectly. He plays characters with similar personalities in many films and apparently does it well enough to leave a mark just from the personality he gives his characters. In this movie he especially plays the main character Oliver Tate in an interesting way. Although you may not agree with the main characters thoughts, he does make them quite lovable.
The way the character presents himself and just the things he says make him so bizarre yet in positive light. The way he pursue Jordana as his girlfriend is really quite unique. He doesn’t go about it in the same way you would think, yet the way he gets there is still sounds familiar to all of us. It’s a story of a short chapter during a young man’s adolescence. He even goes to great lengths to make sure his mother’s relationship with her ex-lover does ruin his parents’ marriage any further. Far greater than any average teenaged boy would in his position. All the characters in this movie are odd, yet they all make the story feel complete and on the same page in a way. It’s overall just a really dorky movie and I mean that in the best way possible.