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Tamara Drewe (2010)

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

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Penny Upminster
Amanda Lawrence ...
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The Independent journalist Tamara Drewe returns to Dorset, Ewedown, to sell the Winnard Farm that belonged to her deceased mother. Her neighbor Beth Hardiment runs a writers retreat with her unfaithful and womanizer husband Nicholas Hardiment who is a successful writer of Inchcombe adventures and cheats on Beth every now and then with younger women. Tamara was the sweetheart of the handyman Andy Cobb, whose family owned the Winnard Farm but lost it to Tamara's family, and when she sees him, she rekindles her love for him. However, when Tamara travels to interview the unpleasant drummer of the Swipe band Ben Sergeant, he has just found that his girlfriend Fran is having an affair with the other musician Steven Culley and he breaks up with the band. Tamara and Ben have a love affair and Ben moves to Winnard. Meanwhile, Ben's teenager fan Jody Long and her best friend Casey Shaw who are bored in Ewedown feel happy with the presence of Ben in the village. When Ben proposes to Tamara, they... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A comedy about sex, love and a nose job...

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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10 September 2010 (UK)  »

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El regreso de Tamara Drewe  »

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£615,553 (UK) (12 September 2010)

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$560,101 (USA) (13 March 2011)
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Andrea Arnold was offered the chance to direct the film. When she turned down the offer, Stephen Frears signed on. See more »

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When Jody is sending her second email, the screen shows "Message Sent" before she hits a key to send the message. See more »

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Tess: Is that Tamara Drewe who writes the column in one of the Sundays?
Beth Hardiment: Used to. Writes for the Independent now. She spent weeks going on about her nose job. Smart way to pay for it I suppose.
Tess: Was her old one an awful conk?
Nicholas Hardiment: Yes.
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References The Omen (1976) See more »

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Jail-Bait Jody
Written by Benjamin Todd and Nathan Cooper
Performed by Dominic Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Benjamin Todd, Al Anderson and Dave Markee
Published by Copyright Control
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Vacuous
17 June 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

It seems that if you film something in a picture postcard village, throw in a number of clichéd middle class characters [ Such as the devoted wife / serially adulterous husband - fresh young "Tottie"] You don't have to bother with character, plot and what's that other thing called... oh yes drama. Everyone in this movie seems to behave like kids, except of course the kids themselves who try to act like adults. Oh yes very clever. But I didn't really care for any of the characters at all. It's the kind of film that's described as "Gentle Comedy" meaning that you might smile occasionally. So we get a mixture of farce and manners, but in the end it settles for neither. Throw in a comedy nose that looks like it belongs in The League Of Gentlemen and throw away character building moments that should make us care. It's all rather messy.

I expect better from Stephen Frears.


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