• Released
  • October 8, 2010
  • (Limited 10/8)
  • R , 1 hr 47 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Comedy
Tamara Drewe Synopsis
With help from plastic surgery, a former plain Jane returns a beauty to her quiet British village.
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Critic Ratings

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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tamara Drewe is one of those British comedies in which, one way or another, we envy all of the characters.
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85

NPR

By Ella Taylor
On its own terms, Tamara Drewe is a hugely exuberant black comedy, unfolding over four scenic seasons at a writer's retreat set in a...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Jaunty and entertaining.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The story's literary underpinnings are hilariously represented by the denizens of a seedy writers' retreat situated near Tamara's old...
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Most of Stephen Frears' Tamara Drewe is so breezily entertaining, and so bracingly clear-eyed about what total pains in the asses writers...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A frolic that keeps tripping over its own gorgeous feet.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Tamara Drewe is so light, it's almost pure froth.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The tone is both satiric and serious, zany but heartfelt, and for a while - maybe 20 minutes - all seems well.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This rotely cheeky, Anglo-plastic adultery comedy is set in the golden-green English countryside, and it makes a few quirky nods toward...
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The book itself is an easy read -- conveniently enough, it shouldn't take you more than two hours. So you might want to skip the discordant...
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The Best of British

By monarchist
A delightful romp in the best tradition of modern British Comedies. Strong performances all round....

Five Word Review

By azs1
Cute bit of fluff. Funny....

Tamara Drewe review

By mydoggylives
Okay film, not great. Only watched it for Gemma Arterton, really....

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Rated R | For Language and some sexuality