Film adapted from the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds about a newspaper writer who returns to her childhood home in the country
- Posy Simmonds
- Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Tamsin Greig, Jessica Barden, Charlotte Christie and others
- Moira Buffini
- Stephen Frears
- Alison Owen, Tracey Seaward and Paul Trijbits
Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) is a young newspaper writer currently living in London. She has decided to return to her country home in the small village of Ewedown, where she learns that her childhood home is to be sold.
For the locals, the return of Tamara comes as something of a shock. Once considered the ugly ducking of Ewedown, Tamara has become glamarous (with the help of plastic surgery) and uses this to her advantage, reinventing herself as a femme-fatale.
It soon works as she attracts the attention of three men: romantic novelist and cheating husband Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam), self-important rock star Ben Sergeant (Dominic Cooper) and Tamara's ex-boyfriend Andy Cobb (Luke Evans).
- UK certificate
- 111 minutes
- Release date
- 10th September, 2010
- 18 May, 2010, Cannes Film Festival
- Production companies
- Original music by Alexandre Desplat.
- Laugh track
- Last repeat
- Thursday 17th December 2020 at 11:25pm on BBC4