A mild independent release characterized by all that you'd expect to be endearing, I've always had something of a problem with Submarine. There has been a particular fuel behind it that I haven't been able to get behind. This is the sort of quirky comedy that gives quirky comedies such a bad name. Yes, all the dialogue is witty and self-aware, but annoyingly so. There's the point where it can become a tad too self-aware, and that's the ground Submarine treads. It's a self-obsessed boy obsessing over a similarly self-obsessed girl. I've said the word "self" five times already. It's a piece of egotistical cinema, marveling at how clever it is.