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Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

Summary: Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastoral is a far cry from Hardy’s Wessex. Tamara Drewe’s present-day English countryside—stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows—is a much funnier place. When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara—once an ugly duckling—has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book—sex appeal. (Sony Classics)
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Runtime: 111 min
Rating: Rated R for language and some sexuality.
Production: BBC Films
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 8, 2011
Director Credit
Stephen Frears Director
Writer Credit
Moira Buffini Writer
Posy Simmonds Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Dominic Cooper Ben Sergeant
Gemma Arterton Tamara Drewe
Luke Evans Andy Cobb
Cast Credit
Amanda Lawrence Mary
Bill Camp Glen McCreavy
Bronagh Gallagher Eustacia
Charlotte Christie Casey Shaw
James Naughtie Interviewer
Jessica Barden Jody Long
John Bett Diggory
Josie Taylor Zoe
Pippa Haywood Tess
Roger Allam Nicholas Hardiment
Susan Wooldridge Penny Upminster
Tamsin Greig Beth Hardiment
Producer Credit
Alison Owen Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Eve Schoukroun Executive Producer
Faye Ward Associate Producer
Hannah Farrell Associate Producer
Maya Amsellem Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits Producer
Sharon Harel Executive Producer
Tracey Seaward Producer
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