Tamara Drewe (2010)
Wednesday 16th February 2011
One of the best British comedies of the year, Tamara Drewe will get everyone planning a move to the countryside when released on DVD and Blu-ray on 28th March 2011 from Momentum Pictures - the perfect gift this Mother's Day. The film is accompanied by a behind the scenes documentary featuring interviews and red carpet footage.
Starring two of the brightest British stars on the world stage, Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia, Casino Royale) in the titular role has been long listed for the 2011 BAFTA Orange Wednesdays Rising Star Award and is joined by the equally hot Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia, An Education). Tamara Drewe first appeared as a graphic strip in The Guardian by Posy Simmonds, then enlarged and embellished in book form and now Academy Award® nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Mrs Henderson Presents) and a fantastic ensemble cast bring it to the screen.
Tamara Drewe has transformed herself. Having left her childhood home and village in Ewedown, Dorset as an awkward teenager with a rather large nose, she returns as a smouldering femme fatale. Love, passion and rock n roll...life in the country has never been so far from dull. But is this quaint, idyllic countryside ready for the mayhem caused by Tamara Drewe?
The outstanding British cast creates a colourful collection of the normal and outrageous. There's successful 50-something thriller writer Nicholas Hardiment (Roger Allam, The Queen), a serial philander to his poor wife Beth (played by scene-stealing Tamsin Grieg - nominated for a British Independent Film Award as Best Supporting Actress) and who once spurned the advances of a teenage Tamara; Andy Cobb (Luke Evans, Clash of the Titans) Tamara's teenage love, now handyman and gardener at the Hardiments' writers' retreat, but surely too much of a local yokel for the new Tamara?
Ben Sergeant (Cooper) from rock band Swipe, musician and teen idol pin-up moves to Ewedown to be with Tamara after she interviews him at a local music festival. His arrival creates yet more ripples amongst the villagers, particularly for Jody (Jessica Barden, Coronation Street) and Casey, two hilarious local schoolgirls obsessively smitten with Ben and harbouring fantasies of 'living the dream' and the rock star lifestyle.
Can life at Ewedown ever return to normal after Tamara Drewe enters the village, leaving a trail of envy, mayhem and gossip in her wake?
- Tamara Drewe: Red Carpet Special
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.