Tamara Drewe (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  10 September 2010 (UK)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glen McCreavy
Beth Hardiment
Jody Long
Charlotte Christie ...
Casey Shaw
James Naughtie ...
John Bett ...
Pippa Haywood ...
Susan Wooldridge ...
Penny Upminster
Amanda Lawrence ...


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...


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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10 September 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El regreso de Tamara Drewe  »

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£615,553 (UK) (10 September 2010)


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

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Did You Know?


Andrea Arnold was offered the chance to direct the film. When she turned down the offer, Stephen Frears signed on. See more »


When Jody is sending her second email, the screen shows "Message Sent" before she hits a key to send the message. See more »


Glen McCreavy: Why does the asshole always get the girl?
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Version of Far from the Madding Crowd (1909) See more »


Jail-Bait Jody
Written by Benjamin Todd and Nathan Cooper
Performed by Dominic Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Benjamin Todd, Al Anderson and Dave Markee
Published by Copyright Control
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A fine and thoughtful English comedy
31 July 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

London columnist Tamara Drewe (Gemma Aterton) reappears in a small and isolated village in the English countryside. She wants to sell her parents' house and interview a rock star. Soon enough, three males fall for the young and very attractive woman : romance novelist and cheating husband Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam), rock star Ben Sargeant (Dominic Cooper) and past boyfriend Andy Cobb (Luke Evans). While her house is being renovated by Andy, Tamara writes her own novel and enjoys Ben's company. Little does she know that teenager Jody Long (Jessica Barden) is scheming to come closer to the rock star. In the course of a year, each character will find out that "The road to hell is paved with good intentions".

Don't expect an in-depth / social demonstration on city dwellers vs. villagers. This is a brilliant and funny comedy where each character's selfish motives and agenda are gradually exposed. "Writers are just thieves and liars" quotes Nicholas blissfully, more careful to please his paying guests than to pay attention to his devoted wife Beth (Tamsin Greig).

The actors are doing a fine job and there is a good chemistry between them. There are no dull moments since there are three main story lines : Tamara and Ben, her neighbors Nicholas and Beth, the mischievous teenagers. These two girls however tend to steal the show as they are so gross, unashamed and reckless !

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