Tamara Drewe

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Released 2010

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Director:
Stephen Frears
Released:
2010
Rating:
R
Tamara Drewe follows sexy journalist Tamara (Gemma Arterton) who, after undergoing plastic surgery and a complete fashion makeover, suddenly triumphantly returns to her tiny hometown, where she exploits her irresistible appeal by recklessly toying with others' emotions and breaking hearts. Adapted from a comic strip by Posy Simmonds, this Stephen Frears-directed comedy explores themes such as unrequited loved, envy and lust.

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    Adapted from a comicstrip-turned-graphic novel by Posy Simmonds, which was itself based on Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd," picture represents a satirical but soft-biti...

  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    There is something shallow and cautious about this film, which strains to maintain a glib, cheery demeanor that is not always appropriate to the details of the story.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Robert Abele

    It all leaves "Drewe" and its often jarring turns of motivation and tone - feeling haphazard and cartoony, and the whole thing more a vibrant mess than something comically disarming.

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Comedy, Drama

Themes

Love & Romance, Independent, Romantic Comedy