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Tamara Drewe

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
6.67 /10
Gemma Arterton, Roger Allam , Bill Camp
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Directed by: Stephen Frears
Written by: Moira Buffini. Based on Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel. Loosely based on Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd

Released: 2010
Origin: UK
Colour: C
Length: 109

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The dullness of British mainstream cinema is epitomised by this Stephen Frears - didn’t he use to be an auteur? - adaptation.
(Wally Hammond, Time Out)
Is Drrewe a mechanical man-eater or a grown-up little girl lost? The film doesn’t seem to know. The result is a boringly shot movie with a gaping hollow at its heart.
(Jenny McCartney, Sunday Telegraph)
Essentially an old fart’s view of the modern world of youth, looks, rock music and celebrity: “It’s all so shallow” seems to be the film’s trite message. Frears, so spot-on about the face of multicultural Britain of the 1980s (Sammy and Rosie Get Laid) and the post-Diana landscape of the 1990s (The Queen) is out of touch with Britain in the Noughties.
(Cosmo Landesman, Sunday Times)

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