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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 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 »

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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

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 girls are hiding up a tree having let down the tyres on Nicholas's Range Rover, they take a picture of him kissing Tamara. They are a good 15ft off the ground and equally far from the subjects of the picture. However, when the photo is sent to his wife's phone she looks at a picture which is clearly taken at ground level and from a few feet away (or with a very good zoom lens). See more »

Quotes

Glen McCreavy: Why does the asshole always get the girl?
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Connections

References Newsnight (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is a Low
Written by Benjamin Todd and Nathan Cooper
Performed by Swipe
Published by Copyright Control
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A Charmless Parody of Modern Britain
11 September 2010 | by mw-842-289670See all my reviews

For me, the BBC Films logo is always a bit of a warning sign. Whilst their films are invariably challenging and technically well-made, they are often either unrelenting grim, or in strangely poor taste.

Tamara Drewe ticks both of those boxes (the second much more than the first). Overall, the film is little more than a group of shallow clichéd stereotypes, mooching around a rural village and sleeping with each other. It lacks any real depth or insight and cannot be deemed to be truly "worthy commentary". At the same time it is too dark and too sleazy to be palatably humorous either, and yet still does not work as black humour.

There are so many ways that the film could have been improved - from making some characters believable (the two teenage girls and many of the authors are not) to centring the film around one character or one relationship, and making that the focus. Instead the film wanders aimlessly around, seemingly looking for titillation, and finding it remarkably often.

To snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in so many ways, Tamara Drewe has really achieved something quite remarkable.

And a note to non-UK viewers - this is a shallow (and bitter) parody of the UK, quite unlike the bulk of UK-produced films, in fact.


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