Newest Review: ... his wife and is a pompous, pious git to be blunt about it. Its clear from the start that Andy still likes Tamara and probably didn't spli... more
Tarty Tamara is on the prowl...again and again and again!
Tamara Drewe (DVD)
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Tamara Drewe (DVD)
Advantages: Laugh out loud funny in parts, didn't drag
Disadvantages: The character of Tamara you just couldn't warm to
Film Only Review:
Tamara Drew (Gemma Arterton) grew up in a small and quiet village in Dorset called Ewedown. Now a high flying journalist she has to go back to the home she grew up in from London to clear it out and get it ready for sale as her mum has died.
We soon learn via flashbacks that she wasn't the prettiest girl in the village and had a passionate relationship with Andy (Luke Evans) who now helps out at the writers retreat of which Beth (Tasmin Greig) and her husband Nicholas (Roger Allam) run..... well Beth does all the running around keeping the guests happy and Nicholas is either having affairs with much younger women than his wife and is a pompous, pious git to be blunt about it.
Its clear from the start that Andy still likes Tamara and probably didn't split up with her for the right reasons, he's now doing up her house for sale, in the meantime Tamara meets 'rock star' Ben (Dominic Cooper) who she is at the venue to interview and seduces him to a relationship and gets her man. In the meantime Andy is left unimpressed and two young ladies have their eyes on Ben as they are superfans of his and nothing every happens in the village and they near on stalk him and create merry hell within his personal life.
Beth and Nicolas seem to getting on alright after she rumbles yet another affair but her suspicions are once again apparent but who this time is he having an affair with?.......and Tamara is in the frame as she's suddenly been dumped...
The setting for the film and the music is great and I liked the way that this was a plod along movie that didn't drag its heels too much and held my interest right up until the end but then bam the film got very busy with an affair rumbled, a man dead, someone who could be done for murder and me wondering will Beth ever get her happy ending with an American writer who retreats to her place often and obviously has a soft spot for her who suddenly is harbouring a secret of his own.
What I didn't like was slapper Tamara to be honest. Ok she was needy and references to her past were slightly touched upon which could of contributed to her being a selfish, heartless any man grabbing....I am lost for words here lol. I couldn't find any sympathy within me for this character and the ending I was gutted about...she's just a woman that always gets what she wants and not in a pleasant way.
The acting was good for me I hated the Ben and Nicholas's characters as totally selfish, self obsessed men however that was there point so well done to them!
I feel that more emphasise could have been given to Tamara's childhood so we as an audience could understand her more but overall a one watch film that left me with no long lasting opinion! It was simply so so!
Rated 15 and with a runtime of 106 minutes.
Summary: Fine as a one watch type of film...wait for it on tv!