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Tamara Drewe | BACK IN TOWN Gemma Arterton returns to her old hometown in Tamara Drewe

BACK IN TOWN Gemma Arterton returns to her old hometown in Tamara Drewe (Peter Mountain)

This rotely cheeky, Anglo-plastic adultery comedy is set in the golden-green English countryside, and it makes a few quirky nods toward artistry, but it’s really just a glib concoction. Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton), a luscious lass, returns to the village where she grew up and gets involved with a roster of male stooges. There’s the airport-fiction novelist (Roger Allam) who’s a smug hack, the half-crazy rock drummer (Dominic Cooper), and so on. If the film were as worldly as it pretends to be, it wouldn’t shove its characters into sitcom slots. C

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