Tamara DreweThomas Hardy's novel Far From The Madding Crowd – the original inspiration for Posey Simmonds' Guardian comic-strip Tamara Drewe – made for a memorable 1967 movie starring Julie Christie. Now Simmonds' modern-day homage likewise takes the trip to the big screen, courtesy of this bucolic Britcom from The Queen director Stephen Frears.

In place of Christie's Bathsheba, we have pretty newspaper columnist Tamara (Gemma Arterton), who returns to her childhood home in a sleepy Dorset village and immediately sets male pulses racing.She attracts the lustful gaze of married, middle-aged crime novelist Nicholas (Roger Allam), and reignites feelings in the childhood sweetheart Andy (Luke Evans) who dumped her. But she's dating shallow popstar Ben (Dominic Cooper), much to the excitement of two local celebrity-obsessed teens.

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