Tamara Drewe

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"A comedy about sex, love and a nose job..."
  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 6.2  (22,486)
  • 64

Tamara Drewe is a 2010 British romantic comedy based on the comic strip of the same name by Posy Simmonds. The film was directed by Stephen Frears and stars Gemma Arterton in the title role, alongside Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam, Tamsin Greig, and Bill Camp. The story follows Tamara Drewe, a young and beautiful journalist who returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where she grew up in a rural village. She has undergone a cosmetic surgery transformation, which has enhanced her appearance, and wants to sell her childhood home after her mother's death. Tamara Drewe brings her glamor and urban sophistication back to her hometown, which is filled with quirky characters and rustic charm.

Tamara's return to her small town catches the attention of three different men: Ben Sergeant, a successful rock star who still lives in the village; Andy Cobb, a kind and gentle writer who adores Tamara even though she sees him as a friend; and Nicholas Hardiment, a wealthy and married crime novelist and owner of a writers' retreat, who has a history with Tamara.

As the story develops, Tamara shares a complicated history with all three men. Her presence in the village causes a stir and upsets the equilibrium of the other characters' lives. Her beauty, ambition, and impulsive behavior create a series of conflicts and jealousies that escalate into a series of dramatic and comedic events, with hilarious consequences.

Throughout the film, the audience is taken on a journey of self-discovery, love, and deceit. It shows how the past can come back to haunt us and how we must confront our demons in order to move forward. Tamara's self-centeredness and disregard for other people's feelings often lead her down the wrong path but she eventually learns to take responsibility for her actions.

The film is a modern interpretation of Thomas Hardy's novel Far from the Madding Crowd, and like Hardy's novel, it explores the complex and unpredictable nature of love and desire. The characters are well-developed and engaging, with strong personalities that create a dynamic and entertaining story. The cinematography captures the beauty and rustic charm of the English countryside, adding depth and realism to the film.

Overall, Tamara Drewe is a delightful romantic comedy that will appeal to audiences of all ages. It showcases a strong and talented cast, led by the charismatic Gemma Arterton, who delivers a wonderful performance as the title character. The story is entertaining, poignant, and engaging, with a perfect blend of humor and drama. The film is a must-see for anyone who enjoys romantic comedies or English countryside dramas.

Tamara Drewe is a 2010 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 64.

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