Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe

A comedy of manners from Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) about young newspaper writer, Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton).

Tamara returns to her English countryside hometown - stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows - where her childhood house is being prepped for sale. Remembered as an ugly duckling, Tamara has transformed into a devastating beauty (with a little help from plastic surgery) and her return awakens passion - infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the sleepy inhabitants of the neighbouring farmsteads.

2010Rating: M, Contains Violence, Offensive Language & Sex Scenes111 minsUK
Comedy
Director:
Stephen Frears ('Chéri', 'The Queen', 'Mrs Henderson Presents', 'High Fidelity')
Writer:
Moira Buffini
Cast:
Gemma ArtertonDominic CooperRoger AllamLuke EvansBill CampTamsin Greig

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Tamara Drewe / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Adapted from a comicstrip-turned-graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which was itself based on Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," picture represents a satirical but soft-biting swipe at contempo middle-class mores among Blighty's chattering countryside classes.

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Total Film

Total Film

A delightful frolic that goes down easier than chilled rosé on a sunny summer afternoon.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is something shallow and cautious about this film, which strains to maintain a glib, cheery demeanor that is not always appropriate to the details of the story.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Tamara Drewe is one of those British comedies in which, one way or another, we envy all of the characters

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Think The Archers with a sprinkling of trendier folk and a lot more shagging. Very intelligently funny, with stellar performances.

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