• Tamara Drewe (2010)

Tamara Drewe

Release Date: October 8th, 2010

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2011

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Journalist Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) returns to the small town she grew up in and causes a stir. Once an unattractive teenager with a big nose, she's had cosmetic surgery and transformed herself into a beautiful girl. She is the object of attention for three different men: Andy (Luke Evans) a local handyman and her former boyfriend; Ben (Dominic Cooper), a drummer in a rock band; and Nicholas (Roger Allam), the man who runs the local writers colony -- and also happens to be married.

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig, Jessica Barden, Charlotte Christie, John Bett

Director: Stephen Frears

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Ruby Films, BBC Films

Keywords: Temptation, Pursuit, Amusing, Melodramatic, Love, Love interest, Transformation, Rivalry, Small town, Playful, 2010s, England

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    Jaunty and entertaining. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    Most of Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe is so breezily entertaining, and so bracingly clear-eyed about what total pains in the asses writers can be, that its final 15 minutes feel like an all-wrong slap in the face. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The story's literary underpinnings are hilariously represented by the denizens of a seedy writers' retreat situated near Tamara's old house, which she has come back to reclaim after her mother's death. show more

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