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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.

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The Independent journalist Tamara Drewe returns to Dorset, Ewedown, to sell the Winnard Farm that belonged to her deceased mother. Her neighbor Beth Hardiment runs a writers retreat with her unfaithful and womanizer husband Nicholas Hardiment who is a successful writer of Inchcombe adventures and cheats on Beth every now and then with younger women. Tamara was the sweetheart of the handyman Andy Cobb, whose family owned the Winnard Farm but lost it to Tamara's family, and when she sees him, she rekindles her love for him. However, when Tamara travels to interview the unpleasant drummer of the Swipe band Ben Sergeant, he has just found that his girlfriend Fran is having an affair with the other musician Steven Culley and he breaks up with the band. Tamara and Ben have a love affair and Ben moves to Winnard. Meanwhile, Ben's teenager fan Jody Long and her best friend Casey Shaw who are bored in Ewedown feel happy with the presence of Ben in the village. When Ben proposes to Tamara, they... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

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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)  »

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El regreso de Tamara Drewe  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£615,553 (UK) (10 September 2010)

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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References Newsnight (1980) See more »

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The Fear
Written by Lily Allen (as Lily Rose Allen) and Greg Kurstin (as Gregory Kurstin) © 2008
Performed by Lily Allen
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. and EMI Music Publishing Limited
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
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Disappointing
8 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was showing at the NFT in London. After the movie, the cast and director came on stage for a Q&A. I had no idea what this movie was going to be about other than it was based on a graphic novel by Posy Simmonds (whose work I had not seen or read).

The beautiful scenery didn't sit well with the unfolding story. There was no character that you could like or identify with. You either felt sorry or disgusted by them and that included the main character, Tamara Drewe. I didn't understand why the characters behaved as they did.

"Delightful" or a "feel good movie" this is not. The main theme of this movie is that it's not only writers that are "thieves and liars", but this is the general state of people today.


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