Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe

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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
AdaptationComedy
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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Reviews & comments

Great English sense of humour.

So refreshingly different from the American low brain comedy sense.

5.0
0

Meh

It's okay. But it's named and hung on the shoulders of one character who isn't even in it most of the time. They should have called it Village Lies or something. Those teenaged girls were in it more than Tamara! It's good for a Sunday night DVD.

0

Ho Hum...

I was bored out of my skull!!! I'll never get that time back again .. sad :(

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Comedy Born in Village Lies

Ostensibly a comedy set in a village retreat with a famous egocentric author, his slavishly devoted wife, a coterie of writers and house guests, a hunky handyman, a newly returned and remodeled temptress (namely Tamara Drewe) and two bored schoolgirls infatuated with a visiting rock star. Dig beneath the surface and you'll find cracks in this Pleasantville:...

3.0
0

Amused

Dark and funny... but maybe not the kind of film to appeal to everyone. I felt I could hear my laughter echoing around the theatre. Dominic Cooper did a bang-up job as the guy-linered rocker Ben Sergeant.

4.0
0

Agreeable

While it isn't earth shattering there is plenty here to enjoy. A comedy where you could see yourself enjoying the company of most of the characters on show. Its also nice for a change to have a British film with a likable American character (Bill Camp) in it!

4.0
0

Bit of a no-brainer

Ho hum, been there, seen that, and was not terribly moved. Just a bit of girlie candy floss really!

2.0
0

Watches like reading a satisfying book :-)

I enjoyed this movie, this is a great story with lots of contemporary sub plots, good dialogue and wit. It is set in a "Midsomer Murders" type country village. Be warned though, this is not a "no-brainer"; it centres around an uncomfortably real and gritty marriage breakdown.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Jaunty and entertaining.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

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

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Jaunty and entertaining.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

4.0
0

Great English sense of humour.

So refreshingly different from the American low brain comedy sense.

5.0
0

Meh

It's okay. But it's named and hung on the shoulders of one character who isn't even in it most of the time. They should have called it Village Lies or something. Those teenaged girls were in it more than Tamara! It's good for a Sunday night DVD.

0

Ho Hum...

I was bored out of my skull!!! I'll never get that time back again .. sad :(

0

Comedy Born in Village Lies

Ostensibly a comedy set in a village retreat with a famous egocentric author, his slavishly devoted wife, a coterie of writers and house guests, a hunky handyman, a newly returned and remodeled temptress (namely Tamara Drewe) and two bored schoolgirls infatuated with a visiting rock star. Dig beneath the surface and you'll find cracks in this...

3.0
0

Amused

Dark and funny... but maybe not the kind of film to appeal to everyone. I felt I could hear my laughter echoing around the theatre. Dominic Cooper did a bang-up job as the guy-linered rocker Ben Sergeant.

4.0
0

Agreeable

While it isn't earth shattering there is plenty here to enjoy. A comedy where you could see yourself enjoying the company of most of the characters on show. Its also nice for a change to have a British film with a likable American character (Bill Camp) in it!

4.0
0

Bit of a no-brainer

Ho hum, been there, seen that, and was not terribly moved. Just a bit of girlie candy floss really!

2.0
0

Watches like reading a satisfying book :-)

I enjoyed this movie, this is a great story with lots of contemporary sub plots, good dialogue and wit. It is set in a "Midsomer Murders" type country village. Be warned though, this is not a "no-brainer"; it centres around an uncomfortably real and gritty marriage breakdown.

4.0
0