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Last week, Sim celebrated Benedict Cumberbatch’s birthday with a list of fun facts (he wrote a dissertation on Stanley Kubrick?!). Heather documented her visit to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff (with fun asides about her mother who didn’t get it). Jackie was inspired by my post about American & British English to share some of her experiences, including a fun version of the Ten Commandments as the Scottish would tell it. Georgie shared some funny British history memes. Becky reviewed a new book — Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan.
Submarine is a coming-of-age movie set in Wales, even if the title makes it sound like it should be a war movie. Like the best coming-of-age movies, Submarine is quirky. I liked how the adults were all caricatures of themselves, while the young characters (especially the protagonist and his on-again, off-again girlfriend) are fully fleshed out. That’s kind of how we experience youth, isn’t it? The adults are important, but alien.
According to this BBC article about the premier of the movie, Submarine was largely filmed on location in Swansea, Wales. I loved the scenes on the beach and along the hilly streets.
What are your favorite coming-of-age films?