Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tamara Drewe Film Review

Only one reason for watching this movie- Gemma Arterton. It was not a disappointment in that aspect, but as a movie, a bit of a drag.

 It's very hard to write a review about something you've just watched but after watching do not know at all what just happened, but I'll try my best.

Infamous for getting a nose job, Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) returns to her hometown since her mother died and plans to sell the house, in doing so stirs up trouble in the otherwise quiet village. 

Whilst this may be what they want you to think the movie is about, this is what the movie truly is: Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) looking hot in hotpants, looking hot in a tight top, looking hot topless, looking hot in the bath, looking hot topless again, with two bored schoolgirls, a hot drummer, a adulterous writer, a lovelorn farmer/builder and an American writer shoved into the mix. Well, who's complaining?


If we read really deeply though, this whole movie is all about Tamara's identity and her character- not just looking hot. The way she deals with people and events, her avoidance of her true feelings and the ways in which she distracts herself reveals a broken character which comes out- a longing for love, fatherhood and freedom. 

However, as you'd expect the movie to reach some sort of climax, it doesn't get dramatic enough and kind of plateaus off into an almost too definitive of an ending which doesn't work for me. I feel with these sort of movies it needs to leave it hanging or provide a sense of passage that life goes on and the cycle repeats itself- due to the fact that there are undertones of tragedy (always mentioning Hardy) and so on.

Gemma Arterton- Tamara Drewe
Dominic Cooper- Ben Sergeant
Luke Evans- Andy Cobb

Also stars Roger Allam, Bill Camp, Tamsin Greig and Jessica Barden. 

Gemma Arterton was fabulous as Tamara- a real slut- looking amazing in every shot, though she really isn't helping herself get typecast as the 'babe', thankfully this should be her last true 'babe' movie for a while with Hansel and Gretal Witch Hunters to be her next movie.

To be completely honest, I don't think I managed to appreciate the beauty that this film was supposed to be, but I can appreciate the beauty that is Gemma Arterton. Thankfully, this two hour movie had plenty of her to ease the boredom of the rest. Though one scene did shock me a bit when a certain accident occurs with cows (won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet).

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