Tamara Drewe (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Tamara Drewe (2010)



Critic Consensus: A robust comedic cast and Stephen Frears' gift for satire elevate Tamara Drewe's slight scenario into a tart treat.

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When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown tail over teakettle. 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.

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Gemma Arterton
as Tamara Drewe
Roger Allam
as Nicholas Hardiment
Bill Camp
as Glen McCreavy
Dominic Cooper
as Ben Sergeant
Luke Evans
as Andy Cobb
Tamsin Greig
as Beth Hardiment
Jessica Barden
as Jody Long
James Naughtie
as Interviewer
John Bett
as Diggory
Susan Wooldridge
as Penny Upminster
Zahra Ahmadi
as Nadia Patel
Alex Kelly
as Jody's Mum
Emily Bruni
as Caitlin
Lola Frears
as Poppy Hardiment
Tom Allen
as Vintner
Patricia Quinn
as Posh Hippy
Walter Hall
as Army Geek
Joel Fry
as Steve Culley
Lois Winstone
as Fran Redmond
Nathan Cooper
as 'Swipe' Band Member
Benjamin Todd
as 'Swipe' Band Member
Albert Clark
as Boss the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Tamara Drewe

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (49)

It sounds like a fun romp, and it should be a fun romp, but it isn't. Instead, it's tiring and plain silly, without a single plausible character.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

A judicious comic actor, Arterton plays the eponymous Tamara, who throws a small English village into a tizzy when she returns from London to put the family cottage on the market.

July 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Frears' broader aim is to fully chart the daisy chain of consequences set in train by bad moral behaviour, a theme that has proved a favourite of his and which he prosecutes here with very satisfying results.

February 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's something about the desperation of Jody that gives the film its most uncomfortable and surprising moments. Otherwise, it's a bit of a stroll down familiar paths.

February 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Good-natured as it is, it isn't nearly witty enough to justify the efforts of Frears's gifted cast.

February 1, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"Tamara Drewe" is a wickedly smart hybrid of a literary roundelay and a postfeminist manifesto.

December 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tamara Drewe

A messy dramedy that doesn't understand its own characters, their motivations or why they do what they do, and so nearly everything looks fake and implausible here, with a bunch of people changing their minds at every second in the kind of flat plot that you find in soap operas.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Somehow this thing is supposed to be a spin on Far From the Madding Crowd but except for the merest passing references it bears no semblance to that story.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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Jens S.
Jens S.

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