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FILM REVIEW – Tamara Drewe

By John Fanning (Guest Writer)


Tamara Drewe, based on Posy Simmonds’ Guardian comic strip and graphic novel of the same name, is the latest in what looks to be an interminable line of films making the jump from glossy page to screen. It’s not your usual adaptation though: this one may as well have been called “A Romp in the Country”. With a plot loosely derived from Thomas Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd, Stephen Frears’ (High Fidelity, The Queen) latest offering is a bourgeois bonkfest.

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