Posy Simmonds based her graphic novel on Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" and turned it into a contemporary social comedy, which director Frears follows in his adaptation. Now a sexy newspaper columnist, formerly gawky Tamara (Arterton) returns to her home village to fix up and sell the family home and stuns much of the local male population, including a vain adulterous writer, a preening rock musician, and her stoic ex-teenage flame. The ensemble cast is as vivid and delightful as the England backdrop.
One of the more obscure graphic novels to join the film adaptation fray this year is the English comedy Tamara Drewe. Originating in 2005 in the weekly pages of The Guardian newspaper in the U.K and primarily based on the classic British novel Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas ...Read More