Submarine is easily one of my most anticipated films of 2011. I think Richard Ayoade is about the funniest Brit I know, and it warms my heart to see that translate into favorable reviews from the TIFF and Sundance, not to mention a distribution deal in place with The Weinstein Company. The studio released a new poster which is alluring simple.
On the flip side, this article also features posters for two films I will never see on purpose. The one-sheet for Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family is an admittedly interesting play on The Godfather, while the poster for The Chaperone — starring professional wrestler Paul “Triple H” Levesque — is endearingly silly. Hit the jump to see all three posters.
Submarine opens in the UK March 18. There’s no release date set for the U.S. yet, but expect the film later in 2011. Via MTV Movies:
Fifteen-year-old Oliver Tate has two big ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage and to lose his virginity before his next birthday.
Madea’s Big Happy Family hits theaters April 22. Via IMP Awards:
Madea, everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, take-no-prisoners grandma, jumps into action when her niece, Shirley, receives distressing news about her health. All Shirley wants is to gather her three adult children around her and share the news as a family. But Tammy, Kimberly and Byron are too distracted by their own problems: Tammy can’t manage her unruly children or her broken marriage; Kimberly is gripped with anger and takes it out on her husband; and Byron, after spending two years in jail, is under pressure to deal drugs again. It’s up to Madea, with the help of the equally rambunctious Aunt Bam, to gather the clan together and make things right the only way she knows how: with a lot of tough love, laughter… and the revelation of a long-buried family secret.
The Chaperone opens on February 18. Via IMP Awards:
In the film, Ray Bradstone (Triple H) is the best “wheel man in the business,” but he is determined to go straight and be the best parent he can be to his daughter, Sally (Winter), and make amends with his ex-wife, Lynne (Gish). As Ray struggles to find honest work, his old bank-robbing crew, led by Phillip Larue (Corrigan), offers him one last job. He agrees at first, but changes his mind at the last second leaving the crew without a driver. Ray decides instead to serve as a “chaperone” for Sally’s school field trip. When the robbery goes awry, Larue blames Ray and chases the school bus all the way to the Museum of Natural History in New Orleans. Ray must deal with Larue, while supervising Sally’s class on what becomes one of the craziest school trips ever.