Sunday, 24 October 2010
The film has a tremendous screen play adapted by Moira Buffini from Posy Simmonds cartoon strips published in The Guardian between 2005 and 2006 later re-published as a graphic novel in 2007. This present day story of country folk is set in a fictitious sleepy village in Dorset. Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) a beautiful London journalist, returns to her childhood home after the death of her mother causing a stir among the locals who remember her, before her nose job, as an ugly, but ‘obliging’ teenager. Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam) a successful crime novelist and a serial philanderer and his virtuous wife Beth (Tamsin Greig) run Stonefield a smallholding and writers retreat. Andy Cobb (Luke Evens) Tamara childhood sweetheart works as a handyman for the Hardiment's. Into this scene of seemingly idyllic village life arrives pompous rock drummer Ben Sergeant, who along with the previous two gentlemen mentioned; fall for the charms of our female protagonist.