Tamara Drewe (2010)

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A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.



(screenplay), (graphic novel)
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Charlotte Christie ...
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Once the ugly duckling in the Dorset village of Ewedown, Tamara Drewe returns to sell her late mother's house, now a glamorous journalist with a life-changing nose job. She awakens feelings in sexy old flame, Andy, the decent odd job man at pretentious author Nicholas Hardiment's writers' school and in Nicholas himself, a serial philanderer who cheats on his loyal wife Beth. But Tamara has a new man in her life, Ben, an obnoxious rock drummer whose marriage proposal she accepts, to the dismay of local girl - and Ben's biggest fan - Jody. Jody's efforts to sabotage the engagement lead to Tamara, on the rebound and finding Andy in the arms of another, allowing Nicholas to have his wicked way with her, and also allowing it to be photographed and sent to a distraught Beth. Beth's secret admirer, American writer Glen, confronts Nicholas out in the fields, but Ben's dog Boss has got loose and has caused a local farmer's cattle to stampede towards them, an event which will shape the futures ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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A comedy about sex, love and a nose job...


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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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El regreso de Tamara Drewe  »

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$560,101 (USA) (11 March 2011)

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The movie is based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which itself is based on a Thomas Hardy novel. See more »


When the two schoolgirls enter Tamara's house using the key under the flowerpot, they leave it in the front door. Yet when Tamara returns to the house a short while later, she is seen getting her own keys out as she walks up the path, and entering the house with them, the first key seemingly gone. See more »


Tamara Drewe: So, who are your influences?
Ben Sergeant: Everyone asks that. I mean, what do you want me to say? Phil Collins? Animal from The Muppets?
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Jail-Bait Jody
Written by Benjamin Todd and Nathan Cooper
Performed by Dominic Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Benjamin Todd, Al Anderson and Dave Markee
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17 June 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

It seems that if you film something in a picture postcard village, throw in a number of clichéd middle class characters [ Such as the devoted wife / serially adulterous husband - fresh young "Tottie"] You don't have to bother with character, plot and what's that other thing called... oh yes drama. Everyone in this movie seems to behave like kids, except of course the kids themselves who try to act like adults. Oh yes very clever. But I didn't really care for any of the characters at all. It's the kind of film that's described as "Gentle Comedy" meaning that you might smile occasionally. So we get a mixture of farce and manners, but in the end it settles for neither. Throw in a comedy nose that looks like it belongs in The League Of Gentlemen and throw away character building moments that should make us care. It's all rather messy.

I expect better from Stephen Frears.

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