Tamara Drewe
Tamara Drewe (2010)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The film lacks Frears' usual master touch; it often feels flat and self-conscious, in a way that the book never does.

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Amy Taubin
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's a whiff of desperation behind the comic romp Tamara Drewe that gives it some unexpected sting.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

While no one would celebrate Tamara Drewe as a great movie, it is a reliable dispenser of visual and erotic pleasures.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

The overripe Arterton is put on glorious display, but... there's little joy and not much romp in this cluttered sex farce.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This screen adaptation by director Stephen Frears successfully re-creates the strip's pastoral tone and cheeky humor.

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Kate Taylor
Globe and Mail

You know where you're going in territory that's actually more Jane Austen than Hardy, but Frears makes the most of the many bumps and twists.

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

Frears' loose-limbed film, while warm and fitfully witty, feels consistently and steadfastly like less than the sum of its parts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A strange mix of comedy and drama. A cute film with a couple stand out performances. Youngster Jessica Barden plays her character well and its her mis placed… More
Sophie Burgess
I expected so much more from this. As the title assumes, it would be about Tamara, however it's more about farming that it is about her. The characters… More
Josh Morris
Tamara Drewe is a highly disappointing film, considering the excellent director (Frears) and stellar English cast. It is neither funny enough to be a rural sex… More
Nicki Marie
Really quite enjoyed this. Nice chick flick to watch at home on a dull weekend! Although for me, Jessica Barden stole the show as teenage Jody, obsessed with… More
paul sandberg
Tamara Drewe is a dark satire, a genre that the Brits seem to do oh so very well... most of the time. Here you have a Stephen Frears film that begins with a… More
Dean McKenna
Compared with Stephen Frear's best films - <i>Tamara Drewe</i> is fluff. But , now and again, there's nothing wrong with that. Gemma… More

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