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…
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Tamara Drewe

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

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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Originally posted Oct 06, 2010 Published in issue #1124 Oct 15, 2010 Order article reprints
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