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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.

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writers:

Posy Simmonds (graphic novel), Moira Buffini (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gemma Arterton ... Tamara Drewe
Roger Allam ... Nicholas Hardiment
Bill Camp ... Glen McCreavy
Dominic Cooper ... Ben Sergeant
Luke Evans ... Andy Cobb
Tamsin Greig ... Beth Hardiment
Jessica Barden ... Jody Long
Charlotte Christie Charlotte Christie ... Casey Shaw
James Naughtie James Naughtie ... Interviewer
John Bett John Bett ... Diggory
Josie Taylor ... Zoe
Bronagh Gallagher ... Eustacia
Pippa Haywood ... Tess
Susan Wooldridge ... Penny Upminster
Amanda Lawrence ... Mary
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Storyline

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...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El regreso de Tamara Drewe See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Zoe: How come *she* gets Ben? I've loved him since March.
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Alternate Versions

The UK version is edited to obtain a 15 rating, and these changes appear to have been incorporated into all release prints (aside from the French versions mentioned above). Two uses of the 'c' word were removed outright to avoid an 18 rating, leaving only one mouthed use of the word, which was obscured by a sound effect. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2010 (2010) See more »

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Where Are You Now?
Written by Benjamin Todd and Nathan Cooper
Performed by Swipe
Published by Copyright Control
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A comedy of affairs
25 November 2010 | by napierslogsSee 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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