‘Tamara Drewe’

I seem to be avoiding saying something about ‘Tamara Drewe’ (Stephen Frears, 2010). I spose it’s because I enjoyed it so much, and it seems to be a guilty pleasure. Maybe it’s because it’s a chick flick – or even a date movie: what would I know?

Why the quotation marks? Well, I gather it’s from some kind of illustrated story, tho no-one is using the word ‘comic’. I thought there was a feeling of Mills & Boon about the whole enterprise, so maybe it’s an overt reference to the kind of story it is. I’m gonna call it a metafilmic title, referring to its own fictionality.

'A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.'

Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Dominic Cooper

‘Tamara Drewe’ (Stephen Frears, 2010)

Garry Gillard | New: 8 March, 2017 | Now: 8 March, 2017