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Tamara Drewe

The critical consensus

Tamara Drew is easy on the eye and an undemanding, frothy watch - but it's a weird choice for acclaimed director Stephen Frears.

***(*)(*)Daily Record, 20/09/2010

A lightweight but jolly romp.

****(*)Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail, 10/09/2010

Overwrought comic drama is really rather irritating

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 09/09/2010

Frears and Simmonds have generous and understanding hearts and there is no malice in their humour nor in the people they quietly satirise.

Philip French, The Observer, 12/09/2010

There is the taste of a McVitie's Boaster laced with mephedrone.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/09/2010

At one point, not even another of Mr Frears’s dreamy shots of the English countryside can stave off the yawns.

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 09/09/2010

Even with the safety-net of all those great illustrations it could have missed its mark. Lucky for us it didn't.

****(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 10/09/2010

Only recommended if you are starting to miss Last of the Summer Wine.

**(*)(*)(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 07/16/2010

If you have ever wondered what The Archers on Viagra would look like, this may be your cup of afternoon tea.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 07/09/2010

The cinematic equivalent of dad dancing at a wedding.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 11/09/2010

Frears, helped in no small measure by Moira Buffini’s droll script, orchestrates the soap-opera theatrics with relish.

***(*)(*)Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph, 09/09/2010

Features about Tamara Drewe

Tamara Drewe: a Dorset blogger's view

Maddie Grigg, The Guardian, 15/09/2010

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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