Tamara Drewe (2010)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance


Tamara Drewe (2010) Poster

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.


6.2/10
19,506

Videos


Photos

  • Dominic Cooper in Tamara Drewe (2010)
  • Stephen Frears in Tamara Drewe (2010)
  • Actor Dominic Cooper attends the 'Tamara Drewe' Photo Call held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2010 in Cannes, France.
  • Roger Allam in Tamara Drewe (2010)
  • Director Stephen Frears attends the 'Tamara Drewe' Photo Call held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2010 in Cannes, France.
  • Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton in Tamara Drewe (2010)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


25 November 2010 | napierslogs
8
| A comedy of affairs
Ewedown is an idyllic, little English countryside village where writers retreat to seek inspiration, and peace and quiet. Or at least it was idyllic until Tamara Drewe returned home.

The stunningly beautiful Gemma Arterton plays Tamara Drewe. Her presence immediately sparks the interest of the local men, and the bored, local teenage girls who are looking for excitement to spice up their mundane town life. She is so sexy that she has her choice of affairs, but as usual, it's always the asshole who gets the girl. Just as it looks like Tamara is going to settle down with the rock and roll drummer Ben (Dominic Cooper) to interrupt the reserved lifestyle of the village, life gets complicated for everybody who wants something with Tamara.

"Tamara Drewe" is a comedy of affairs, complete with foul language, quirky characters and the irreverent British humour. Arterton sparkles as Tamara, but it's less about the characters and more about who will bed who and what will the consequences be? It sometimes seems to forget the age of its audience when it goes for the comedy of teenage girls getting into mischief, but it's also exactly what you would expect for an odd comedy about a group of writers and one hot girl.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



More Like This

Gemma Bovery

Gemma Bovery

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Unfinished Song

Unfinished Song

Byzantium

Byzantium

Astonish Me

Astonish Me

St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold

A Deal Is a Deal

A Deal Is a Deal

The History of Love

The History of Love

The Escape

The Escape

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi

Their Finest

Their Finest

100 Streets

100 Streets

Did You Know?

Trivia

Andrea Arnold was offered the chance to direct the film. When she turned down the offer, Stephen Frears signed on.


Quotes

Glen McCreavy: Why does the asshole always get the girl?


Goofs

When the two girls are hiding up a tree having let down the tyres on Nicholas's Range Rover, they take a picture of him kissing Tamara. They are a good 15ft off the ground and equally far from the subjects of the picture. However, when the photo is sent to his wife's phone she looks at a picture which is clearly taken at ground level and from a few feet away (or with a very good zoom lens).


Alternate Versions

The version of the film released at the Cannes Film Festival 2010 and in France theatrically and on DVD differs from the theatrical version released worldwide. The differences are the changing of a line in a scene between Jody and Casey in Tamara's bedroom as Jody comments on Tamara being "a lucky c***", instead of "a lucky cow", and also with the inclusion of explanatory captions at the close of the film elaborating on events which take place after the film's timeline:

  • FIN
  • "Hardy's Aphrodite" by Dr. Glen McCreavy MFA, PhD received rave reviews. It only sold 6,002 copies.
  • Tamara Drewe's forthcoming novel (about a writers' retreat) has already been optioned for a movie.
  • After a spell in rehab, Ben Sergeant wrote five tracks for his new album, including stellar hit "Jail-Bait Jody".


Soundtracks

This Is a Low
Written by
Benjamin Todd and Nathan Cooper
Performed by Swipe
Published by Copyright Control

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Newcomer Viveik Kalra Shares His Fave Movie Picks

Blinded by the Light star Viveik Kalra answers some Bruce Springsteen-themed questions about his favorite movies, and reveals who he'd like to share a slow dance with on screen.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com