2010/ UK/ 112 mins/ Dir. Stephen Frears
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp
Director Stephen Frears and Screenwriter Moira Buffini bring to life Posy Simmonds‘ long-running Guardian comic strip satire Tamara Drewe.
Gemma Arterton stars as Tamara, the glamorous newspaper columnist, whose past catches up with her when she returns home and meets an old flame.
Tamara’s childhood home is being sold, and her return to the rural Dorset village where she grew up causes something of a stir. Having left as an awkward teenager she returns as a smouldering femme fatale, kicking up a storm of envy, lust and gossip wherever she goes. Tamara is the ultimate modern girl but her story of love and confusion is timeless.
“Tamara Drewe has been converted into a fantastically mad and undeniably entertaining bucolic romp…Frears and Buffini make it look easy.’ The Guardian