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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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(graphic novel), (screenplay)
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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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£615,553 (United Kingdom), 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,604, 10 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$560,101, 13 March 2011
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Posy Simmonds' original graphic novel is essentially a reworking of Thomas Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd". See more »

Goofs

When the writers at the writers' retreat are typing their books, their keystrokes obviously have nothing to do with the text that is going through their heads. See more »

Quotes

Glen McCreavy: Andy, you know, the trouble with you is that you think like a loser. I know this because I'm the loser that all other losers come to for tips. I'm a loser's loser.
Andy Cobb: I'm a pedigree loser.
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References The Muppet Show (1976) 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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A comedy of affairs
25 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Ewedown is an idyllic, little English countryside village where writers retreat to seek inspiration, and peace and quiet. Or at least it was idyllic until Tamara Drewe returned home.

The stunningly beautiful Gemma Arterton plays Tamara Drewe. Her presence immediately sparks the interest of the local men, and the bored, local teenage girls who are looking for excitement to spice up their mundane town life. She is so sexy that she has her choice of affairs, but as usual, it's always the asshole who gets the girl. Just as it looks like Tamara is going to settle down with the rock and roll drummer Ben (Dominic Cooper) to interrupt the reserved lifestyle of the village, life gets complicated for everybody who wants something with Tamara.

"Tamara Drewe" is a comedy of affairs, complete with foul language, quirky characters and the irreverent British humour. Arterton sparkles as Tamara, but it's less about the characters and more about who will bed who and what will the consequences be? It sometimes seems to forget the age of its audience when it goes for the comedy of teenage girls getting into mischief, but it's also exactly what you would expect for an odd comedy about a group of writers and one hot girl.


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