When you're a 15-year-old kid, your perception of yourself is rarely the same as the way the rest of the world views you. Such is the case with 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts) in director Richard Ayoade's feature film debut "Submarine," playing at this week's Sundance Film Festival.
Based on the 2008 novel by Joe Dunthorne and produced by Ben Stiller, "Submarine" follows the aforementioned Oliver, who fancies himself a cool, well-liked literary genius but in reality is socially awkward and unpopular. With his 16th birthday on the horizon, Oliver wants to do just two things: lose his virginity to his arsonist girlfriend Jordana (Yasmin Paige) and prevent his mom (Sally Hawkins), whom he suspects of banging her New Age life/dance coach Graham (Paddy Considine), from leaving his depressed father (Noah Taylor). And so he sets out to break up his mother's affair and save his family... all while pursing the seemingly impossible dream of cashing in his V card.
Get your exclusive first look at the "Submarine" poster below!
Kind of a cool poster, don't you think? Definitely gets across the idea that Oliver is in it up to his eyeballs. It also conveys that sense of adolescent cluelessness that Oliver grapples with as he comes of age over the course of the film.
After premiering at last year's Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews, "Submarine" was picked up by the Weinstein Co., so look for it to hit theaters sometime in 2011.
What do you think of the poster? Does "Submarine" sound like a movie you'd want to see? Tell us in the comments!