Synopsis

Based on Posy Simmonds` beloved graphic novel of the same name (which was itself inspired by Thomas Hardy`s classic Far From the Madding Crowd) this wittily modern take on the romantic English pastorale is a far cry from Hardy`s Wessex. Tamara Drewe`s present-day English countryside - stocked with pompous writers, rich weekenders, bourgeois bohemians, a horny rock star, and a great many Buff Orpington chickens and Belted Galloway cows - is a much funnier place. When Tamara Drewe sashays back to the bucolic village of her youth, life for the locals is thrown tail over teakettle. Tamara - once an ugly duckling - has been transformed into a devastating beauty (with help from plastic surgery). As infatuations, jealousies, love affairs and career ambitions collide among the inhabitants of the eighboring farmsteads, Tamara sets a contemporary comedy of manners into play using the oldest magic in the book - sex appeal.