Tamara Drewe is a little English comedy about a girl who returns to her English countryside home much changed physically from her younger self. She stirs up the town with her return. I really like Gemma Arterton, and it is nice to see her not in a big budget movie like Clash of the Titans or The Prince of Persia. The movie also stars an emo Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, and some other English actors that might be recognizable to you. Well-known Stephen Frears (The Queen, High Fidelity) directs Tamara Drewe. Here is the official summary:
Based on Posy Simmonds’ beloved graphic novel of the same name (which was itself inspired by Thomas Hardy’s classic Far From the Madding Crowd) this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastoral is a far cry from Hardy’s Wessex. Tamara Drewe’s present-day English countryside—stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows—is a much funnier place. When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown upside down. Tamara—once an ugly duckling—has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the neighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book—sex appeal.
Tamara Drewe is in theatres October 8, 2010.