UK, 2010; Richard Ayoade
Imagine a British teen channeling equal parts Jason Schwartzman (Rushmore), Jean-Pierre Léaud (400 Blows), and Gregory (Gregory's Girl). That's Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts), a way too precocious kid with twin obsessions. (1) He lusts for Jordana Bevan (Yasmin Paige), a dead-ringer for Rita Tushingham in The Knack. (2) He loathes the smarmy New Age guru (Paddy Considine, a hoot in mullet and leather) who's just moved in next door and seems to be wooing mom (Sally Hawkins) away from his clinically depressed dad (Noah Taylor). Yes, it's another coming-of-age flick, but this self-reflexive romp has lots of deadpan wit and style, not to mention engaging geeks, repressed adults, and making-out that involves burning leg hair! —KAM

Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m. at the Neptune