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: October 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 65% 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.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

The project has a slapdash, good-enough-for-government work feel to it.

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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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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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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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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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
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
jay nixon
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.
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
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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