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Tamara (2005)

R  |   |  Horror, Fantasy, Thriller  |  3 February 2006 (USA)
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Tamara, an unattractive girl, who is picked on by her peers returns after her death as a sexy seductress to exact revenge.

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Tamara Riley (as Jenna Dewan)
Katie Stuart ...
Chloe
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Jesse
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Shawn
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Kisha (as Melissa Elias)
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Patrick
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Roger
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Bill Natolly
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Alison Natolly
Chris Sigurdson ...
Mr. Riley
Sarah Blondin ...
Freshman Girl #1
Magally Zelaya ...
Freshman Girl #2
Ernesto Griffith ...
Cop #1
Brian Davisson ...
Security Guard
Brandy Jaques ...
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Storyline

Tamara is a girl who didn't quite fit in. Tamara is constantly picked on and when a couple of friends plays a joke on Tamara, it leads to her death. The friends bury her tries to make it seem that Tamara ran away. But all is not forgotten. Tamara reutrns as a sexy seductress and plans her revenge. (due to witchcraft). Well like they say: Karma's a bitch. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for sequences of strong bloody violence, language, sexuality and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,157 (USA) (3 February 2006)

Gross:

$206,624 (USA) (28 April 2006)
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Patrick's insult to Tamara early in the film, "trailer-trash whore", was ad-libbed by the actor. This was not in the script since writer Jeffrey Reddick himself grew up in a trailer. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Tamara is tearing the love binding spell from her spell book, the page comes out clean with no jagged tears. The jagged tear where Chloe will later replace the spell into the book can be seen behind the page being torn. See more »

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Tamara Riley: [answers the phone] Sorry, Sean can't come to the phone right now, he's fucking Patrick.
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Crawl on me, sink into me, die for me . . . living dead girl.
18 March 2009 | by (Edinburgh.) – See all my reviews

You know how it goes. It's always the members of the higher social order in High School USA that ends up doing the most damage. In this case, a bunch of teens accidentally cause the demise of the shy misfit known as Tamara, after a malicious prank goes horribly wrong, and set about covering it up. Things get a bit socially awkward when the very same girl returns to school the next day, no longer that shy and looking hot as . . . . well, hell. And what Tamara now likes more than anything (with the exception of the teacher she has a massive crush on, played by Matthew Marsden) is exacting revenge with judicious use of irony.

Yes, it's Carrie meets Prom Night meets Charmed and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. But that doesn't mean that it's bad just because it's derivative. Things rattle along at a decent pace so there's never really a dull moment, the acting is all decent enough (Marsden is not a favourite of mine but he did okay here and Jenna Dewan is great in the title role) and the moments of vengeance are all nasty fun for horror fans. It may be too tame for some and too teeny for others but you could do a lot worse if you're after an undemanding little slice of hokum to pass 90 minutes with. If you're a girl then you should perhaps get more from the movie and if you're a guy then this may well be the one horror that your other half does not mind watching with you (a way to ease her into the genre, if you like).

See this if you like: Carrie, Charmed, Jennifer.


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