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Tamara Drewe (2010)

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When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown tail over teakettle. Tamara -- once an ugly duckling -- has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book-sex appeal.

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Cast

Gemma Arterton
as Tamara Drewe
Roger Allam
as Nicholas Hardiment
Bill Camp
as Glen McCreavy
Dominic Cooper
as Ben Sergeant
Luke Evans
as Andy Cobb
Tamsin Greig
as Beth Hardiment
Jessica Barden
as Jody Long
James Naughtie
as Interviewer
John Bett
as Diggory
Susan Wooldridge
as Penny Upminster
Zahra Ahmadi
as Nadia Patel
Alex Kelly
as Jody's Mum
Emily Bruni
as Caitlin
Lola Frears
as Poppy Hardiment
Tom Allen
as Vintner
Patricia Quinn
as Posh Hippy
Walter Hall
as Army Geek
Joel Fry
as Steve Culley
Lois Winstone
as Fran Redmond
Nathan Cooper
as 'Swipe' Band Member
Benjamin Todd
as 'Swipe' Band Member
Albert Clark
as Boss the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Tamara Drewe

All Critics (123) | Top Critics (27)

"Tamara Drewe" is a wickedly smart hybrid of a literary roundelay and a postfeminist manifesto.

December 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's a whiff of desperation behind the comic romp Tamara Drewe that gives it some unexpected sting.

November 12, 2010 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This screen adaptation by director Stephen Frears successfully re-creates the strip's pastoral tone and cheeky humor.

November 12, 2010 | Full Review…

The film lacks Frears' usual master touch; it often feels flat and self-conscious, in a way that the book never does.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4

While no one would celebrate Tamara Drewe as a great movie, it is a reliable dispenser of visual and erotic pleasures.

November 4, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

You know where you're going in territory that's actually more Jane Austen than Hardy, but Frears makes the most of the many bumps and twists.

October 29, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tamara Drewe

A messy dramedy that doesn't understand its own characters, their motivations or why they do what they do, and so nearly everything looks fake and implausible here, with a bunch of people changing their minds at every second in the kind of flat plot that you find in soap operas.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Somehow this thing is supposed to be a spin on Far From the Madding Crowd but except for the merest passing references it bears no semblance to that story.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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Jens S.
Jens S.

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